We all know what the beginning of August marks: back to school shopping season. The only way to get my grandkids excited about heading back to school is the promise of taking them back to school shopping. Secretly however, this is my favorite part because being able to spend time with my grandkids is something I never take for granted (especially while shopping for discount school supplies.) This year, I comprised a list for them of back to school essentials that I think gave us a smoother transition for the school year.
Back to School Essential Checklist
The Zebra Z-Grip Pen is perfect for jotting down notes with a twist! These were designed with comfort in mind with a soft rubber grip for all-day writing so your kids can never miss a note again (at least not on purpose anyway.) This pen is retractable and lightweight so you can buy a few without weighing down any students backpack.
The Post-it Cape Town Collection Post-it Notes come in bright, vivid colors that help inspire creativity among developing minds. Use them to jot down notes or to simply mark an important page in a textbook. These recyclable notes come in packs of 100 so you can help instill going green efforts at a young age. Stand out from the crowd with these South-African inspired notes! Check out all the other 3M Colors Posts-it Note Collections inspired from around the world.
The Oxford Vue Front Spiral Bound Ruled Index Cards offer the functionality of a notebook with the convenience and portability of an index card (two for the price of one.) The front cover can be personalized to whatever you desire with the ability to add a photo, schedule, contacts, etc … let your child’s creative juices run wild! The cards are also perforated for easy removal and there are two adjustable tabs for quick referencing. These index cards come in blue, green, pink, and brown.
Sharpie Pen-style Liquid Highlighters offer style, functionality, and convenience that Sharpie is known for. These come with loops that ensure that you’ll never lose your favorite highlighter! You can easily attach them to binders, planners, backpack, and more so they keep up with your busy schedule. The narrow highlighter tip is perfect for highlighting and underlining so you never highlight outside of the lines again. Highlight away with this non-toxic, quick drying product!
This Elmer’s All-Purpose Washable Glue Stick applies smoothly and is acid-free, photo-safe, and is nontoxic. Perfect for school projects, Elmer’s Glue Sticks stick with you way past your kid’s bedtime to make sure their diorama or poster is gold star worthy. This product comes in a pack of 12 and is washable on both hands and clothes. No longer fret about glue staining your clothes and hands. You can never go wrong with this timeless school supply from Elmer’s!
This Texas Instruments TI-30XA Student Scientific Calculator is ideal or both math and science classes. Perform trigonometric functions as easy as 1-2-3, with logarithms, roots, powers, reciprocals, and factorials (even if I don’t remember exactly what those are.) This battery-powered calculator includes slide case for screen protection. This might be your way to make math fun for those who don’t think the Fibonacci sequence is as cool as I do.
This pack of 30 Ticonderoga Wood Pencils are pre-sharpened and ready to use right out of the box. The satin smooth finish makes writing more comfortable and the cedar wood material makes it easy for sharpening. Lost one pencil before first period? Don’t worry because you have 29 others that are ready to keep up with your semester.
The Westcott Titanium Bonded Scissors feature high-performance, titanium-bonded blades that provide three times the strength of stainless steel. The durable blades can also resist the stickiness of tape and glue, making it a go-to product for any back-school shopper! These scissors can be used for a variety of different school tasks and are made with gripped with soft material for superior comfort so you can keep cutting long into the school year.
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