By- Erika Semprun

The first day of school is only days away, and what better way to prepare than to start shopping for school supplies? Here is Vista Higher Learning’s list of top five must-haves.

#1- Planner

With the need to balance schoolwork and extracurricular activities, there’s nothing more essential than owning a planner or agenda. Planners are perfect for organizing both day-to-day and weekly schedules. But if you’re a big planner like we are here at Vista Higher Learning, make sure to get a book that features week, month, and year views. After all, it’s never too early to set a reminder!

#2- Portable Charger

Another essential tool to pick up before the school year begins is a portable charger. When handing a full schedule, it’s difficult to keep up with a phone’s battery life. Make sure to keep your charger on you at all times in case of emergencies!

#3- A Sturdy Bag

A school essential that is often overlooked is a reliable gym bag or backpack to carry all those clothes, books, and other supplies back and forth. But there’s nothing worse than having the strap of your bag break while you’re carrying it. To avoid this disaster, browse your options! There are dozens of great backpacks on the market, and Amazon just released the Alvababy—a waterproof gym bag. 

#4- Erasable Gel Pens

You can never have too many pens. And Vista Higher Learning has found the perfect set! Pilot’s new FriXion erasable gel pens are perfect for taking notes without the fear of making mistakes. They’re only $9 on Amazon!

#5- The Perfect Notebook

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the paper! The last school essential—and one of the most important—is a notebook. While it’s great to carry loose sheets of paper, notebooks are better for notes because they’re easier to organize and harder to lose! We recommend the Mead Five Star spiral-bound notebook. It’s affordable and high quality.

Did you enjoy our list of back-to-school essentials? Check out Spanish Classroom for more back-to-school content.


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