My School Supplies Setup | What It’s Like to Be Part of the Class of 2021

Hey guys, and welcome back to Swingsets & Snapshots!

Let’s be honest, many of us are not thrilled at the prospect of returning to school this year – and that’s not only the normal back-to-school dread, but the thought of returning to school online. Those of you who are able to attend school in-person are very fortunate!

I’ve finally decided to reveal a bit more of my personal life on my blog so I have a place to talk about it. So if you didn’t guess by the title of this post, I’m a senior this year.

Ooh, I just got goosebumps.

To me, and everyone who graduated this spring/is graduating next spring, our senior years look absolutely NOTHING like we imagined them to be. Sports are functioning outside-only, so no real swim practice for me. There’s no homecoming dance or football game. We didn’t have our junior prom, and it’s almost guaranteed we won’t have our senior prom, either.

I realize that doing school online is difficult for everyone, no matter what grade they’re in. But having to do senior year online adds an extra little touch of difficulty and loss. There’s a lot the Class of 2021 is missing out on.

I’m sure I’ll be talking about this more as the school year goes on but I wanted to start the post off like this so it’ll make more sense when I talk about what classes I’m in. And without further ado, here’s my school supplies setup for the 2020-21 school year!

Our district set up our schedules very differently this year. No one is taking for than three classes in a quarter. We will be taking the same classes first and third quarter and second and fourth quarter. We also have to do a semester’s worth of work in a quarter so we can do the whole year’s material in a total of one semester. Confusing, right?

My schedule for first and third quarter (the schedule I’ll be starting the year with) is as follows:

1st period – Algebra 2 (I already took this class as an underclassman but I’m retaking it just because I want to solidify my basic math skills before college)

2nd period – AP Literature & Composition (the only class I think will be remotely challenging)

3rd period – Forensics (I absolutely LOVE the teacher I have for this class and I’m so excited!)

I also have my ASL 4 class which is not through the school district, as well as another work-at-my-own-pace required class called Alaska Studies.

Second and fourth quarter, the only scheduled class I am in is AP French. (Second quarter I’ll still have AK Studies and I’ll have ASL 4 the entire year through).

I don’t really think you guys honestly care about my schedule that much but I’m putting here just in case you’re curious. 🙂


Here’s the little setup I have on the left side of my desk – a basket for books I don’t yet have, my binder, my planner, and my school supplies.


This year, I’m decorating my binder with stickers!


My planner is blue and pink tie-dye. The image is cropped because my name is on it and I honestly can’t figure out how to blur it out. Does anyone have recommendations for websites where I can blur names?


The inside of my binder – I have stickers for inside the planner tucked into a pocket. You can see my tabs and pencil pouch as well.


This is what my desk currently looks like. 🙂 

School-related update coming soon, probably at the end of next week.

When do you start school? How are you feeling about it? Let’s chat in the comments below!



5 thoughts on “My School Supplies Setup | What It’s Like to Be Part of the Class of 2021

  1. No, your senior year will be nothing like I remember mine. Nevertheless it will be memorable in that it will be so unusual. In my case, after it was over, I moved on with Life and wondered why I was so worked up about it. ❤️

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  2. I LOVE your desk setup! (I use GIMP to do all my photo editing. It’s free and open source, and it has a great blur tool)
    I’m a freshman this year, but since I’m a homeschooler, it’s pretty much unchanged by COVID, haha!

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  3. Cool school supplies!
    (I’ve been doing online/home school for a while, so nothing’s changing too much for me. But I hope you’re able to work well and make memories during your senior year!)

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