Celebrity Model Chrissy Teigen, who will be homeschooling her daughter Luna this year, recently posted a photo of their home classroom on Twitter, then generously invited teachers to send her their Amazon wish lists. “If you are a teacher in need of supplies for the upcoming school year, please drop your amazon wish list here, I will do as many as I can!” she tweeted.
The response was overwhelming. Teachers, as well as their friends and family, all reached out to take Teigen up on her generous offer.
While teachers have traditionally purchased classroom supplies that school budgets don’t cover, COVID-19 has totally changed the landscape of education.
Virtual classrooms or hybrid learning that combines at-home and onsite classes have become the new normal.
Although the fundamental educational supplies and equipment needed to meet these changes continue to evolve as we feel our way through the pandemic by trial and error, teachers are still the ones who must often pick up the slack.
After making her announcement, Teigen spent the rest of the day fulfilling requests, only taking time for a much-needed snack break, tweeting: “ok I’m gonna take a little break to eat my 12-inch subway meatball sub (you cannot tell me this is gross, I know, I don’t care!) but I’ll be back at it.”
By day’s end, she’d chalked up 50 wish lists fulfilled plus a few added extras for teachers in need.