School Supplies Buying Guide

Back to school. So many emotions. So much to do. Without the right supplies, learning can be a challenge.  Luckily, shopping online during this hectic time may be more convenient than going to storesseason," either in the beginning of summer or in the middle of the school year.  In August and September, large office supply stores are not the only option for school supplies; try comparing prices at other stores, such as Walmart. If your child's school provides a checklist of recommended products, be sure to stick with that, but most large office supply stores have some checklists for classes and/or grades at local schools. Below is a roundup of some common backsticks'>glue sticks).  Caveat: schools are a breeding ground for germs so don't forget to give your child a pack of hand sanitizer.

Writing Utensils

It's not just No. 2 pencils anymore. The days of blackboards and placing an apple on the teacher's desk are fading into a vague memory. Kids now have a growing list of writing supplies: ballpoint pens, feltstocked. Here are some common writing utensils needed in the modern classroom. 

Paper Goods

These days, being prepared for class demands far more than a folder full of loose leaf. You'll need some other essentials to facilitate the learning process and keep along the way. The standard marble notebooks are still necessary, but they are no longer simply red, blue, or black. Most companies offer stylish and colorful notebooks now, although beware: style comes at a price. The colorful notebooks are often double the price of the traditional black and white ones! Some products you may overlook but will most certainly need: * A book for jotting down homework assignments. * Graph paper for math class. *holder for them (grab the largest pack you can find if your child is taking any foreign language classes or learning vocab words!).

Organization Helpers

Teaching a child the importance of organization is no easy feat, but these products are excellent to help younger ones pick up the habit. * Textbook covers are usually required to prevent any damage to the covers. However, book covers are no longer folded paper bags from the grocery store; now they come in almost any color and pattern imaginable. * If your child has a locker, don't forget to stock up on Photo pockets are good for neat personalizing.


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Arts & Crafts Supplies

Whether it's art class or a special project that begs for an artistic touch, these products are important to have on hand, if you don't already. An Arts and Crafts Guide.


A special project, a tough paper, the science fairnight cram sessions and projects.

Electronics and Software

Technology is not just for adults anymore! Keep your kid update and educated on the latest technology. It's quickly evolving, and important to keep up with.

Backpacks and Totes

You've got the goods. Next up: How will your little one get them all there? Try these products below. Make sure the backpack is comfortable to wear and is the right size for the course load your child will have. Check out for information on safe backpack loads for children.

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