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Must Have Classroom Supplies for Students: What You Should Know

As back-to-school season is approaching, it’s time to start thinking about a fashionable yet comfortable way to carry around school supplies and other necessities. While some of you may be starting school in a week or so, most schools won’t start for another month. That got to thinking about how to best shop for school supplies: how should we budget our money for the back to school supplies season? Here in this article, we will discuss which school supplies are truly essential and should we pay for quality?

The pencil pouches, pens, stencils, art boxes, and backpacks are screaming for you to buy and fill them up. Which school supplies should we spend money on? There are essentials and the non-essentials, but although something may not be essential to another child doesn’t necessarily mean that your child isn’t in need of it. School supply lists are lengthier than what used to be few years back; children are more active in the classroom nowadays.

Backpacks

Full-size backpack trends change yearly — when supply stores are loaded with them prior to the back-to-school rush. Current trends in backpacks include retro backpack styles and colors, bright colors and patterns, abstract patterns and black, red and white and backpacks equipped with slots and pockets for the latest technology. Look for durable zippers that zip up and down easily, and check that the seams are double-stitched and secure.

Whether you need durability, security or just another trendy accessory to add to your kid’s already fabulous back-to-school outfit — there’s a backpack with your child name on it. You can also choose a waterproof backpack that will keeps books and paper dry.

Clipboards

Have you ever observed after sitting in a desk all day, sometimes kids just want to flop onto a cozy chair or comfy corner and do their work there? That’s why teachers keep a box of clipboards in the classroom as a valuable, mobile organizing tool for the classroom to help your kid create a personalized clipboard that your child will want to use every time there is homework to do. Clipboards are a very practical and very useful gift to children.

What Should We Buy Cheap and In Bulk?

Pencils

You should purchase packages of standard pencils when they go on sale in August and September.

Pens

Speaking from experience, young students lose pens all the time. You can stick to regular ballpoint pens and purchase them in bulk at the beginning of the school year when they are cheapest.

Notebooks

Your children will definitely end up using one or two notebooks during the school year. it’s a better move to buy a few in September when they are at their cheapes.

Folders

September is a great time to buy supplies as you can buy many things in bulk for pennies, such as folders and notebooks.

What “Extras” We Should Have On Hand

Lunch Box

Speaking from experience, young students lose lunch box easily. Your kid will most likely lose one at some point. So, you can keep an extra, generic lunch box in storage so you don’t have the pressure to pay for a replacement during the school year.

Ruler, Glue, Scissors, Markers and Crayons

Have extras of all these art supplies available so that your children have them readily available for all their school projects.

Permanent Marker

You’ll need to mark the items your children bring to school – their lunch boxes, and backpacks should be labeled so that you’ll easily recover them if they are ever lost or misplaced. You don’t want to have to buy replacement items.