13 Must Have Items for Your Backpack

13 Must Have Items for Your Backpack

What School Supplies Should You Have From Day One?

You might be displaying all of the signs that your kid is ready to go back to school, but is your back-to-school checklist growing longer by the day? This time of year can be overwhelming for everyone, from teachers to students, and even for you as a parent. Here are 13 must haves to include in your child’s backpack.

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1. Verbatim Duel USB Power Pack

Verbatim Duel USB Power Pack

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If your child participates in after school activities, you’ll want to ensure that his or her phone is charged. Add this to your backpack, along with a charging cord.

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2. KIND Caramel Almond/Sea Salt Nuts/Spices Snack Bar

KIND Caramel Almond/Sea Salt Nuts/Spices Snack Bar

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These granola bars are easy to fit in backpacks, and contain essential nutrients like fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

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3. Mead One Subject Spiral Notebook

Mead One Subject Spiral Notebook

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This one subject notebook contains wide-ruled paper and a tan board back, ensuring that the notebook can handle wear-and-tear.

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4. BIC Bright Liner Highlighters 5Pk Assorted

BIC Bright Liner Highlighters 5Pk Assorted

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Read on the go and take note of important things with assorted highlighters. Use one color for important information about a character, and another for major plot points.

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5. At-A-Glance QuickNotes Appointment Book

At-A-Glance QuickNotes Appointment Book

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If your child’s school does not provide a planner, then you should definitely get one to include in his/her backpack. Writing down assignments will help him or her practice meeting deadlines.

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6. Purell Hand Sanitizer

Purell Hand Sanitizer

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Prevent your child from getting colds with hand sanitizer. This one offers 4 oz. of hand sanitizer, easily fitting into small backpack pockets.

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7. Zebra Pen Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint

Zebra Pen Z-Grip Plus Ballpoint

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When choosing the right pen, think about its main use and purpose. Ballpoint pens write cleaner and are smear less, making them a great add to your child’s backpack.

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8. Texas Instruments TI-34 Scientific Calculator

Texas Instruments TI-34 Scientific Calculator

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This calculator is good for solving simple addition and subtraction, in addition to Algebra, Geometry, and other subjects where your child will need to solve problems.

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9. Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils

Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils

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Have these handy for any standardized tests or math classes. Universally accepted by most teachers, these are a must-have.

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10. CLI Carrying Case for Pencil, Ring Binder

CLI Carrying Case for Pencil, Ring Binder

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This is a perfect addition as a stand-alone item or to add into a three ring binder. Put all of your pens and pencils in one place.

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11. Avery Durable View Binders With Slant Rings

Avery Durable View Binders With Slant Rings

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This one-inch binder is small enough to easily fit into a backpack, yet offers enough room for two subjects.

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12. Helix 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener

Helix 2-Hole Pencil Sharpener

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Let your child avoid the pencil sharpener line with this manual sharpener that fits within the palm of his or her hand.

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13. Mead Wirebound Memo Book

Mead Wirebound Memo Book

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This memo pad can easily fit in smaller pockets, and is great for taking notes on the bus or on the go. Another item to help your child stay organized this school year.

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Need some other items besides ones that’ll fit in your child’s backpack?