Guest Picks: Back-to-School Products to Ease the End of Summer
This is a must-have stapler. It punches down easily and doesn't misfire, unless you have students trying to staple their school IDs with it.
I have a lot of different rolls of tape for everything from keeping covers from falling off books to hanging posters. I imagine this could be great for a crafty washi tape lover.
Speaking of washi tape, a few fun patterns might make school better. A little decoration is fun to share with friends too.
I would have a hard time clipping these seriously adorable animal-shaped paper clips on anything being sent away — because I want to just hoard them all for myself.
If your little one is lucky enough to be in a class that paints, this personalized smock can stay in the cubby until inspiration hits.
O.R.E. makes really cute reusable and insulated lunch and snack bags in styles to fit every age and preference. My mom sent my kids some, and I'm really impressed with their build and quality. They're even easy to wipe inside and out in case of spills.
These are great for your kids' lunches, especially those in an insulated bag. You won't have to worry about yogurt, cheese and other perishables lasting until lunch. And you can use them too. I won't tell.
Whether you're walking to school or just making it from the classroom to the car, this mini umbrella is super handy. It can fit in any small space, so there's no worry about it weighing down in your bag.
I love these Japanese-style pencil cases because they are thin and don't waste any extra space. Plus, my pens and pencils aren't rolling around in the bottom of my bag.
Every year I'm told to label all of my daughter's school supplies — including her pencils. Seriously? Who has time for that? I should have known that you can order personalized pencils in any color.
For some people, pens are like treasures. These ones have scents that last for a long while, and with flavors like passion fruit, I'm sold.
Post-it flags are pretty handy, even though they never show up on back-to-school supply lists. Most textbooks can't be marked up, but a flag can help you remember what you need to study later. These flags with highlighters keep it all together.
There's something about a fresh planner that makes you feel like you're starting things off right. I've also seen some beautiful leather covers on Etsy to go over your Moleskine that can be reused year after year.
One thing that makes a huge difference in kids' success in school is having a regular time and place to study. You don't need an elaborate setup; this simple and affordable desk could work for anyone.
It's really important to have a water bottle on hand because convenient trips to the water fountain are few and far between. Carrying a bottle like this, with an easy one-hand flip-top lid, will keep you hydrated throughout the day.
I can't tell you how often someone needs a flash drive at school, so I think this functional jewelry is genius.
Considering how much phones are replacing our computers, this pocket projector is extremely useful and easy to carry. It projects from your phone (or any device) and is definitely on my classroom budget list.
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