12 Back-to-School Essentials
We truly believe that the most essential back-to-school tool every student and teacher alike needs for the classroom is a healthy and active mind. That being said, we also believe in the power of personality-expressing socks to start the year off on the right foot, unique stationery to stay stimulated and mindfully designed journals to keep the inspiration flowing.
It’s important to stock up on essential supplies. But for many, this might look like wandering aimlessly through back-to-school sections of stores, looking into the basket you’re carrying or shopping cart you're pushing, wondering how it got so full and if you even have everything you need. Not to mention the spending aspect and how COVID has affected it. Whether you’ve got a child who’s just starting school, a teenager who’s back to business at high school, you’re heading off to further your education or you are the teacher leading it all, one question remains the same between everyone: What exactly do I need to succeed this year? Luckily, the first step is always a good list — and we’re on it!
funky face masks
While the rules are always changing, the situation can only change so quickly. You’ll want to maintain a stock of face masks, and the cuter they are, the more likely they are to be worn! It’s important to keep students, teachers and parents safe, and that’s exactly what these cute cloth face coverings are meant to do, all while adding a spice of fun!
Keeping your school and personal life on track, being able to reflect on the things you’ve learned and days you’ve had and having the ability to jot down information at any given moment is essential when it comes to schooling. Sure, you could order a plan composition notebook. Or you can order a fun and cute journal to make note-taking a delight.
necessary writing utensils
Of course, by now, you’re well aware of the importance of having the right writing tools. But you can spice up your note taking, storytelling or checklist making skills even more with funny pens with hilarious phrases. Parents, teachers and dog lovers alike can find the perfect set for themselves. Prefer pencils? We have those, too! Get funny pencils for math or those who might make mistakes more than once (it happens to all of us).
useful yet fun pouches
A small zippered bag is crucial for keeping all the writing utensils, highlighters, paperclips and other essentials together and organized. To prevent a messy backpack, consider ordering miniature pouches, folders and organizers to prevent future headaches.
Cool socks are a fun way to refresh your wardrobe without breaking the bank, a nice way to shift into the educational mindset and a good way to express your personality or your teacher pride. Back-to-school socks are essential for educators, students and everyone in between, and they allow learners of all ages to express themself and serve as great conversation starters!Fun School Socks Allow Your Kids to Express Their Personality
safe hand sanitizer
Hand sanitizer can be found in fun and fresh scents, as well as conveniently sized bottles, that are perfect for slipping away into your backpack, lunchbox, locker or pockets. Along with generally being affordable enough to buy one for all of these spaces, they smell good enough you’ll actually want to use them, too!
Investing in a hybrid backpack that works for school, extracurriculars and after-school excursions is essential. Look for features like built-in laptop or tablet sleeves, waterproof materials or roll top designs depending on your needs. Keep in mind, when your bag is full, it’s going to be heavy, so make sure to explore and choose a strap style that works best for you.
personality and interest showcasers
Whether you’re starting at a new school or you’re back to the same hallways, there will be new people to meet and new friends to make every new school year. Set yourself up for success when it comes to making friends and connections by outwardly displaying who you are with pieces like geek socks, a travel mug that shows off your interests or a cute shirt that represents your style perfectly.
lunch tote bag
While the sack lunch has its place, lunch bags will keep your lunch fresher than a paper bag ever could. Plus, they are sustainable for the planet! Offered in a wide variety of colors, patterns, materials (bonus points for dishwasher safe materials, though!), strengths and closures, the decision isn’t whether to get one, but WICH one.
funny sticky notes
Along with being good for spontaneously spewed information or thoughts, funny sticky notes that match your personality make school so much more fun! From making your notes, study guides and textbooks more entertaining to leaving comments and notes for your students in a more exciting way, these are a fun and affordable addition to your supplies list. We offer adult-focused options with funny phrases and swear words best suited for college students and corporate workers, as well as motivational options teachers and parents can use for the younger students.Funny Sticky Notes Help with Note Taking
Staying hydrated is an essential part of keeping a healthy brain, which is why most teachers will allow you to have a water bottle in the classroom. Make sure you’re looking after yourself by always having water handy so you’re hydrated, and reduce your carbon footprint by utilizing a reusable water bottle than single-use plastic ones.
Students love stickers, regardless of age. It allows them to express themselves and color their notebook, locker or whatever it is they’re looking to add some funk to. Plus, they are great incentives for younger students to increase their attentiveness and add to tests, quizzes and papers for a job well done.
be ready before the bell rings
Before you know it, there will be a chill in the air, the leaves will begin to fall and the time to shift into school mode will roll around once again. A little planning goes a long way, though, and whether you’re a teacher or a student, the back-to-school essentials listed above are sure to get the gears turning. We’re here to help you tackle this step confidently as it will help you tackle the year ahead.
If you happen to be shopping for someone other than yourself or your children, consider taking a peek at a good back-to-school gift guide for ideas your friend, classmate or teacher wouldn’t have thought to get for themselves this year!