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Our Annual School Supply Picks

By: Mary E. Miele, founder The Evolved Education Company, learning specialist and mother of three children

It’s that time of year again — and if you are me, this is better than my birthday!  Whether you need  pens, pencils, index cards, folders, binders, paper or rulers, look no further! Included in this list are some of our favorite supplies. Enjoy and share the love!

Pens, Pencils and Highlighters: Why splurge? We find that when students can be colorful with their work by color-coding notes, edits, corrections and etc., they are enthusiastic about event the most mundane of assignments.

Le Pens $22.47 Amazon.com
Le Pens $28.92
Uni-ball Pens $17.36 Amazon.com
Uni-ball Pens $16.56 Amazon.com
Pilot G2 Retractable Pens $8.78 Amazon.com
Pilot G2 Retractable Pens $8.34 Amazon.com
Ballpoint Pens $10 Poppin.com
Ballpoint Pens $10 Poppin.com
White TIp-Top Rollerball Pen
White Tip-Top Rollerball Pen $12                                                                       Poppin.com

Pencils and Erasers

Ticonderoga Pencils $5.69 Amazon.com
Erasers $2.28 Amazon.com
Erasers $1. 69  Amazon.com

Highlighters

Highlighters $4.99 Amazon.com
Highlighters $2.00  Amazon.com
Thin Highlighters $10 Poppin.com
Thin Highlighters $10 Poppin.com

Colored Pencils

Watercolor Pencils $24.96 Amazon.com
Watercolor Pencils $13.96 Amazon.com
Colored Pencils $55 Amazon.com
Colored Pencils $26.48      Amazon.com
Pencil Sharpener $5.20 Amazon.com
Pencil Sharpener $1.59 Amazon.com

 Pencil Cases: One for each kind of student!

Case It Pencil Case $14.43 Amazon.com
Case It Pencil Case $14.69 Amazon.com
Pencil Pouch $12 Poppin.com
Pencil Pouch $12 Poppin.com
ban.do Floral Pouch $14.95 papersource.com
ban.do Floral Pouch $14.95
papersource.com
Canvas Pouches $19.95 papersource.com
Canvas Pouches $19.95
papersource.com

Staplers: You never know when you’ll need one! This one is sturdy and can be used by even the youngest of students.

Staplers $14 Poppin.com
Staplers $14 Poppin.com

Scissors: Students are cutting and pasting all the way through high school.

Scissors $11 Poppin.com
Scissors $11 Poppin.com
Kids' scissors $2.94 Amazon.com
Kids’ scissors $2.94 Amazon.com

Three-hole punch: Do handouts get misplaced or ruined in pocket folders? Punching and sorting handouts into binders will keep your student neat and organized.

Three Hole Punch For the Desk $29.99 Amazon.com
Three Hole Punch
For the Desk
$29.99 Amazon.com
3 Hole Punch for Binder $5.95 Amazon.com
3 Hole Punch for Binder
$5.95 Amazon.com

Folders: Choose folders that speak to your student’s interests or go with a different color for each subject.

Meadsports 2 pocket folders $16.41 Amazon.com
Meadsports 2 pocket folders $16.49 Amazon.com
Pocket Folder $6 Poppin.com
Pocket Folder $6 Poppin.com
Pocket Folder $3 Poppin.com
Pocket Folder
$3 Poppin.com

Paper: long gone are the days of buying hole repair stickers – go for the reinforced paper and never again worry about loosing a sheet!

College Ruled Reinforced Paper $3.47 Amazon.com
College Ruled Reinforced Paper $6.30 Amazon.com
Graph Paper $3.49 Amazon.com
Graph Paper $5.09 Amazon.com

Notebooks: Select a different color for each subject.

2 Subject Notebooks $15.10 Amazon.com
2 Subject Notebooks
$14.45 Amazon.com
One subject notebook $8 Poppin.com
One subject notebook $8 Poppin.com
Smaller Sized Notebooks $5.43 Amazon.com
Smaller Sized Notebooks
$5.71 Amazon.com

Binders: Zip-up binders come in handy for home filing. At the end of each quarter/semester/course, have your student file papers to keep in a sip-up binder, divided by subject.

Case-it Z-binder $21.99 Amazon.com
Case-it Z-binder $21.99 Amazon.com
Aqua Pocket Binder $10 Poppin.com
Aqua Pocket Binder
$10
Poppin.com
Binder $27.66 for a six pack Amazon.com
Binder $27.66 for a six pack Amazon.com
Mead Flex Binder Assorted Colors and Designs $17.99 Amazon.com
Mead Flex Binder
Assorted Colors and Designs
$17.99
Amazon.com

Dividers: Even if your child’s teachers do not include these on their supply list, these are a must for optimizing organization.

Dividers
Dividers $4 Poppin.com
Dividers $2.99 Amazon.com
Dividers $2.99 Amazon.com

Index Cards and Post-It Notes: Colors keep students interested and organized!

Oxford Index Cards are the best–hands down. I happen to like the colored ones, but they come in white too–lined or blank. $5.99/300 cards at Amazon.com
Index Cards $5 Poppin.com
Index Cards $5 Poppin.com
Index Card Box $14.54 pack of 4 Amazon.com
Index Card Box
$14.54 pack of 4
Amazon.com
Post-it Notes $6.59 Amazon.com
Post-it Notes $4.69 Amazon.com

Measuring Instruments

Ruler $8 Poppin.com
Ruler $8 Poppin.com
Clear Ruler $8 Poppin.com
Clear Ruler
$8 Poppin.com
Compass $5.48 Poppin.com
Compass $2.99 Amazon.com
Protractor $7.72 Amazon.com
Protractor $11.29 Amazon.com

Backpacks: go for style, practicality and good posture with these selections.

Hershel Backpack Grey $59.99 Amazon.com
Hershel Backpack Grey
$59.99 Amazon.com
Jansport Backpack $56.88 Amazon.com
Jansport Backpack $56.88 Amazon.com
Lands End Backpack $22.00 Landsend.com
Lands End Backpack $22.00
Landsend.com
LeSportSac Function Backpack $ lesportsac.com
LeSportSac
Function Backpack
$125.00
lesportsac.com

Planners: Stylish and practical. Get your students planning at the elementary school level so that it’s second-nature when they arrive in middle school.

Very Busy Planner $32.95 papersource.com
Very Busy Planner $32.95
papersource.com
Ban.do Girl Crush Planner $20.95 papersource.com
Ban.do Girl Crush Planner
$20.95
papersource.com
Academic Planner $15.42 amazon.com
Academic Planner
$15.42
amazon.com

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