As we just finished buying for the almost 7 year old’s first grade school supply list, I feel we are up to our necks in pencils, notebook paper, glue, and scissors. However, shopping for school supplies had me thinking – there are SO much more things that are helpful to have beyond the basics.
SchoolSpecialty.com knows this too, and they carry any items to make students’, parents’, and teachers’ lives easier when classes are in session. They sent us a few kits to show us the types of items that many people don’t think about – but are really helpful for back to school.
Let’s take a look at some of the items you may want to consider that probably won’t be on that school supply list this year.
While the necessities are great, children need the ability to stay organized when it comes to school. A zipped binder keeps all of the important notes, handouts, and other papers from escaping. Multi-color pens and highlighters also help to color code notes for studying. The Buddha Board just allows your student to express herself creatively, which can be a beneficial break from studying and homework.
Teachers need all the help they can running their classroom. Practical supplies that serve multiple purposes help do just that!
A lesson plan books allows the teacher’s desk to stay decluttered while keeping the tasks for the day together in a simplistic manner. Post-It Notes are also Heaven sent – they are great for jotting down notes reminders, medication info, and more. Brightly colored paper will stand out among the worksheets, so this can be used to print off important letters parents should notice when checking out child’s backpack.
Back to school isn’t just for supplies needed in the classroom! Parents need to make sure they stay organized and prepared for homework, permission slips, and everything else having a child in school entails.
An in-home command center is ideal if you have school-aged children. Having a dedicated space for backpacks, paperwork, and supplies makes everything run smoother.
A dated planner is great to keep track of all the school holidays, extracurricular activities, and doctor and dentist appointments. The dry erase board makes it easy to jot down reminds for Mom, Dad, or the kids. Pass notes back and forth in a crazy busy household with this board.
The clipboard can be used to secure papers that need to be returned to school or kept for a period of time. Finally, the cube storage organizer is great for keep pens, pencils, and other supplies neatly within reach.
Find all of these beyond basic school supplies and so much more for the classroom and home at SchoolSpecialty.com!