Get Ready for Back-to-School
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.
Pencils and Erasers
Pencil Cases: One for each kind of student!
Staplers: You never know when you’ll need one! This one is sturdy and can be used by even the youngest of students.
Scissors: Students are cutting and pasting all the way through high school.
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.
Folders: Choose folders that speak to your student’s interests or go with a different color for each subject.
Paper: long gone are the days of buying hole repair stickers – go for the reinforced paper and never again worry about loosing a sheet!
Notebooks: Select a different color for each subject.
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.
Dividers: Even if your child’s teachers do not include these on their supply list, these are a must for optimizing organization.
Index Cards and Post-It Notes: Colors keep students interested and organized!
Backpacks: go for style, practicality and good posture with these selections.
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.