Get Ready for Back to School

It’s almost that time of year again! We hope you and your family have made some amazing memories this summer. Now it’s time to get ready to send the kids back to school. Take a look at our list of essentials to set them up for success this school year.

The Basics

The basics can change depending on what grade your child is going into, but overall you’ll want to make sure they’re stocked up on the regular necessities each year.

  • Black or blue pens
  • No. 2 pencils and pencil sharpener
  • Highlighters
  • Erasers
  • Pencil pouch
  • Three-ring binder(s)
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • Graph paper
  • Spiral notebook(s)
  • Subject dividers
  • Index cards
  • Folders
  • Backpack or bag
  • Lunch box or bag

If your child is middle school or high school-age, it’s a good idea to equip them with a graphing calculator, protractor and ruler, scissors, personal organizer/calendar and book socks as well. And don’t forget a combination lock if they’ll be using a locker!

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The Fun Stuff

Creativity is a huge part of learning. Whether your child has a knack for the arts or is more interested in math and science, giving him or her an outlet for creative expression will only be beneficial to the learning process. Send your kid back to school with colored pencils or markers and a notebook dedicated only to drawing. Invest in music lessons or encourage them to try out for the school play this year. Whatever you choose, giving your child the option of a creative outlet will help direct excess energy and develop his or her brain along side strictly academic subjects.

Keep Them Hydrated

Another tip for back-to-school is to get your kid a water bottle to take with them throughout their day. Let them pick it out, or make it a fun back-to-school gift from you. Encouraging your child to stay hydrated will help their overall health, curb hunger during class and set good habits from an early age.

Making sure your child is prepared for back-to-school will set them up for a successful school year. Help make their time in the classroom as fulfilling as possible by donating here.