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After so many years as a homeschooler and then elementary school teacher, I have definite back-to-school favorites when it comes to necessities. Trust me – your child’s teacher will be thrilled if you send the ‘good stuff’ instead of just the pretty stuff! Check out my favs below (and you might be surprised at some that made the list!)
Pencils are the essential workhorse for students and teachers! And worth every penny to get the best. I’ve bought the cheap ones, the neon ones, the ones with unicorns and footballs and balloons. None of them measured up to Ticonderoga pencils. Do yourself, your child, and their teacher a favor and spring for these pencils.
Those wonderful pencils need someplace to live – along with crayons, colored pencils, glue, scissors and so much more! Bless the teacher by buying a QUIET pencil case, like this one. Can you imagine what a classroom filled with 20 plastic pencil boxes could sound like? Or metal?? Trust me on this!
Scissors are another item where the brand really matters. Hands-down, the best scissors are Fiskars. They have every type of scissors your student could need, from blunt tip to fine point to adult. Worth every penny. I bought a few each year to add to my classroom supply during back-to-school sales.