ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

3 Essential and Important School Supplies

Updated on September 16, 2016

For those that are going to school or that have children and / or relatives that are going to school, it is definitely important to ensure that you (people that go to school) are well-prepared to do so.

This entails having all the essential supplies and materials that you'll need for school. In this hub, you'll see 3 of the most essential and important school supplies that those going to school would do well to have. You'll even see various choices for these 3 items so you can decide which one you want to acquire.

Officemate Deluxe Rotary Organizer, 16 Compartments, Recycled, Black (26255)
Officemate Deluxe Rotary Organizer, 16 Compartments, Recycled, Black (26255)

Got a whole lot of school supplies scattered all over your room? Keep your stuff organized with this rotary organizer.

You get 16 compartments and it even swivels so you can easily find what you're looking for.

You can see even more important and useful school supplies featured below

 

School supplies

There are so many items that you would need for school that, for some, it might be difficult to keep track of all of these.

But it is important to make sure that you have not forgotten to have all the necessary and essential school supplies that you really need to have and can't afford to go without.

Sometimes, even knowing exactly what kinds of school supplies you need just isn't enough information because of all the many choices that you have regarding these supplies.

For instance, you know that you'd need writing materials for school such as pens and pencils but there are a variety of brands of pencils and pens out there, all with different designs that it can lend to the difficulty of trying to decide which pen or pencil to go with. In this case, more information is definitely welcome to help you decide.

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, 8-Pack Pouch, Assorted Colors (31128)
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, 8-Pack Pouch, Assorted Colors (31128)

Important, essential, useful, helpful school supplies

Rather than just a simple list of school supplies (all on various brands) that you might be interested in purchasing, it would be much better to have even more descriptions on these items in order to easily compare and contrast them.

Let us now take a look at 3 of the most important and essential school supplies that would be useful and helpful for those that are going to school.

Note that there is no specific order to the listing of these school supplies. Furthermore, these school supplies can all be easily obtained and purchased from the well-known online shopping site Amazon.com.

High Sierra Loop Backpack, Lilac / Purple, 19x13.5x8.5-Inch
High Sierra Loop Backpack, Lilac / Purple, 19x13.5x8.5-Inch

This is especially great if you don't have much time to go out and buy the materials that you need because you can just easily go to Amazon and then get all the things you need with a few clicks of your mouse.

Amazon offers a wide variety of school supplies so you'll never run out of choices on what kind to purchase.

However, all these choices can be rather overwhelming and some might not have the time to wade through all these products.

If this is the case, you can look below for a close-up on some of the school supplies that you might need.

Going to school or going back to school? Don't forget to bring or acquire these essential and important school supplies
Going to school or going back to school? Don't forget to bring or acquire these essential and important school supplies

1. Writing tools

Materials for writing are definitely important for school. You'll need such things as pens and pencils in order to take down notes during lessons, answer tests and do your homework.

Pens

Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Pack (31128)
Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 8-Pack (31128)

You can use different-colored pens to write down your notes. You can even have a different color per subject.

This item includes the usual blue and black pens, which you can use when you're writing your research papers and assignments and any other work that you need to submit to your teacher and that requires that you use blue or black ink only.

 

Let's start with pens. You'll see some pens featured to the right from Amazon.

The first pen is Pilot G2 Retractable Premium Gel Ink Roller Ball Pens, Fine Point, 8-Pack Pouch, Assorted Colors (31128). These pens may be cheap but that doesn't mean they're of low quality.

In fact, they're highly rated on Amazon, garnering an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars (as of this writing).

One of the best things about these gel ink ball pens is that, you get more than just one pen when you buy it. Instead, you can get up to 8 pens.

They even come in an assortment of colors, which is absolutely fantastic especially if you're feeling bored of the usual black or blue-colored pens.

While you may have to write with these usual colors for your submitted school works, you should be able to use the other colors of pens to write down your class notes and draft the answers to your homework and projects. The Pilot G2 ball pens don't just come in the 8-pack pouch as you can see by viewing the images of the product to the right.

BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 60-Count
BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Pen, Medium Point (1.0 mm), Black, 60-Count

Never run out of pens with this item. You can even share with your friends and siblings since you get a total of 60 ballpens.

 

Instead, it comes in a variety of packs and colors. If you only want one pen, you can opt to get the 1-pack only. You can also choose from 2-pack up to 5-pack.

These pens are available in the following colors: red, blue, black, purple, periwinkle, lime, caramel, turquoise, pink, green, burgundy, teal and orange.

With all these colors, you can surely find and avail of the ones that you like best. You might even see your favorite color amongst all these pens.

The second pen is BIC Round Stic Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Black, 60 Pens (GSM609-Blk).

BIC Round Stic Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Black, 60 Pens (GSM609-Blk)
BIC Round Stic Ball Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm, Black, 60 Pens (GSM609-Blk)

With this item, it seems like you'll never run out of pens ever again, considering you get a grand total of 60 pens just from this one purchase.

With 60 pens, you can share with your friends, classmates and siblings.

You can keep a whole lot of extras for yourself so even if you accidentally lose some pens, you don't have to worry about not having anymore writing materials.

The BIC round stic ball pens also got high ratings from Amazon, garnering an overall total of 4.5 out of 5 stars (as of this writing).

Pencils and Mechanical pencils

iScholar Gross Pack #2 Yellow Pencils, 144 Count (33144)
iScholar Gross Pack #2 Yellow Pencils, 144 Count (33144)

Aside from pens, pencils are also great tools for writing. Using pencils, you can easily erase whatever you wrote down in case there's something wrong with it or you just want to change it.

You can make use of pencils or mechanical pencils to draft your school homework and projects before writing down the final paper by way of pens or computerizing them.

Use pencils to draw for any art class you may have or for any class that may require you to show off your creative side by drawing.

iScholar Gross Pack Pencils, #2, Yellow, Box of 144 (33144)
iScholar Gross Pack Pencils, #2, Yellow, Box of 144 (33144)

Never run out of pencils with this pack. With so many, you can even share with your siblings and your friends.

Now, if anyone asks if they can borrow a writing tool, you can readily give them one of these pencils without having to worry about not having anything to write with yourself.

 

The first pencil featured to the right from Amazon is iScholar Gross Pack #2 Yellow Pencils, 144 Count (33144). With 144 pencils on just one single purchase, it appears that you'll never run out of pencils again.

These will surely last a long while especially if you're the only one who will be using them or if you don't make use of your pencils all that often.

If you think that buying 144 yellow pencils is too much for you, then you can opt for the iScholar 10, 12 or 20 count wherein you'll only be getting the number of pencils that you chose.

These non-toxic iScholar pencils have latex-free erasers and they are made from real poplar wood.

The product also got an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from Amazon (as of this writing).

Bic Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 32ct.
Bic Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 32ct.

The second item to the right is a mechanical pencil and it's Bic Matic Grip Mechanical Pencils, 32ct. You get 32 mechanical pencils by buying this product.

Opt for mechanical pencils if you don't want to bother with having to sharpen a wooden pencil or if you just don't like wooden pencils.

Some might prefer mechanical pencils because they are refillable.

You just need a supply of lead refills. Of course, it's all just a matter of personal preference so get pencils if you like them best. Otherwise, get mechanical pencils.

The mechanical pencils of Bic Matic Grip have rubber grips, which should help make writing much more comfortable for you.

The third item is another mechanical pencil and it's Pentel P1037A Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.70 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit.

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Pentel P1037A Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.70 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 UnitPentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.7mm Lead Size, Blue Barrel, 1 Pen (P1037C)Pentel P1035P Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Pink Barrel, 1 UnitPentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.5mm Lead Size, Red Barrel, 1 Each (P1035B)Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.5 mm, Blue Barrel, 1 Pen (P1035C)Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit (P1035A)
Pentel P1037A Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.70 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit
Pentel P1037A Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.70 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.7mm Lead Size, Blue Barrel, 1 Pen (P1037C)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.7mm Lead Size, Blue Barrel, 1 Pen (P1037C)
Pentel P1035P Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Pink Barrel, 1 Unit
Pentel P1035P Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Pink Barrel, 1 Unit
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.5mm Lead Size, Red Barrel, 1 Each (P1035B)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.5mm Lead Size, Red Barrel, 1 Each (P1035B)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.5 mm, Blue Barrel, 1 Pen (P1035C)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Automatic Pencil, 0.5 mm, Blue Barrel, 1 Pen (P1035C)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit (P1035A)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit (P1035A)

As you can see from the images above, you get a lot of choices from this pencil by way of colors and sizes.

The two sizes are 0.7mm and 0.5mm so choose the one that you prefer. If you chose 0.5mm, you can select the following barrel colors: black, blue, pink, and red. If you chose 0.7mm, you get to pick between black and blue-colored barrels only.

The Pentel Sharp Kerry mechanical pencils have a nice, lovely design that would appeal to some people. It looks sleek and classy. It might even be mistaken to be a pen because of how it looks.

2. Paper materials

These are also essential for school. After all, without paper, where would you write down your notes for each class and where would you put the answers to your homework?

Notebooks

TOPS 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks, Wide Rule, 8 x 10.5 Inches, 70 White Sheets per Book, Cover Colors May Vary, Box of 24 (65000)
TOPS 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks, Wide Rule, 8 x 10.5 Inches, 70 White Sheets per Book, Cover Colors May Vary, Box of 24 (65000)

Make use of notebooks to write down everything you learn in class. Take down notes and write down the important things that your teacher is telling you.

Having notebooks to put all your school notes on certainly makes things more organized and you shouldn't have to worry about losing or misplacing your notes because you happened to just write them down on a piece of paper.

Let's take a look at the first notebook featured to the right. It's TOPS 1-Subject Spiral Notebooks, Wide Rule, 8 x 10.5 Inches, 70 White Sheets per Book, Cover Colors May Vary, Box of 24 (65000).

You get a whole lot of choices by selecting this product as you can see from the various images to the right.

You can get up to 24 notebooks in one single purchase, which is perfect if you want a separate notebook for each of your class subjects.

But you can also get just one notebook if you want all your notes in one place.

Each of these notebooks contain 70 sheets and you can choose from college rule and wide rule. The Tops notebooks come in black, blue, green, purple and red colors.

Five Star Advance Spiral Notebook, 5-Subject, 200 College-Ruled Sheets, 11 x 8.5 Inch Sheet Size, Black (72819)
Five Star Advance Spiral Notebook, 5-Subject, 200 College-Ruled Sheets, 11 x 8.5 Inch Sheet Size, Black (72819)

With this item, you can take down notes for up to 5 different subjects without having to carry around 5 different notebooks.

 

The second item is Five Star Advance 5 Subject Notebook, 11 x 10 Inches, 200 sheets, Black (72819).

This is the notebook for you if you don't want to carry around several notebooks and yet still want to keep your class notes organized by subject.

The Five Star Advance notebooks are divided into 5 subjects, complete with color-coded tabs to make it easier for you to label each with your chosen subject.

Now you can also easily locate the part of the notebook you should be writing on depending on what class you're currently taking.

These 5-subject notebooks have 200 sheets and they come in a variety of colors so choose which one you like the best. You can go with black, blue, green, orange, purple, or red.

Pad papers, Index cards, and Printing papers

These other paper materials can also be helpful and useful for school.

Let's start with item number 1, which is TOPS The Legal Pads, Legal Rule, 8.5 x 11.75 Inches, White, Perforated, 50 Sheets/Pad, 12 Pads/Pack (7533).

These pad papers come in 3 sizes so just choose which one you prefer or which one your teacher might ask you to get.

The sizes are: legal 8.5 x 14 inches, letter 8.5 x 11.75 inches, and junior 5 x 8 inches.

Oxford 3X5 Glow Index Cards, Ruled, Assorted Colors, 300 Count (81300)
Oxford 3X5 Glow Index Cards, Ruled, Assorted Colors, 300 Count (81300)

You can use the Tops pad papers to write down your notes from class if you prefer this to keeping your own subject notebooks.

You can write your homework answers on these papers as well as drafts of your class projects.

Furthermore, there are even a lot of other pad papers that come in an assortment of colors in case you don't like white or think that white might be too plain and boring for you.

The second item to the right is Oxford 3X5 Glow Index Cards, Ruled, Assorted Colors, 300 Count (81300).

There are many uses for index cards and they're great items to have for school.

You can write down important notes on them. You can use them to separate your thoughts and organize your files.

For instance, if you're writing a paper for school, you can put information that you obtained from your research on these index cards.

You can place the facts you got on one book on one index card while placing the other facts from another book on another index card.

One of the cool things about these index cards is that you can place them side-by-side and be able to organize their placement according to how you want them.

HP Multipurpose Copy/Laser/Inkjet Paper, 96 Brightness, 20 lb, Letter Size (8.5 x 11), 500 Sheets (11200-0)
HP Multipurpose Copy/Laser/Inkjet Paper, 96 Brightness, 20 lb, Letter Size (8.5 x 11), 500 Sheets (11200-0)

It's just like posting them on a corkboard and rearranging things to your liking.

This allows you to easily pick out the notes or information that you might need.

These Oxford index cards come in a variety of colors, namely, glow orange, glow pink, glow green and glow yellow.

The third item is HP Multipurpose Ultra White, 20lb, 8 1/2" x 11", 96 Bright, 500 Sheets/1 Ream, (112000).

Use these papers to print out your latest school report, class project or any other school-related activity that might require you to make use of your printer. You can even use these papers to draw.

3. Bags

Bags are where you would put all the things that you need to bring to school such as your school books and notebooks. If you bring your lunch to school, then you'd also need a lunch bag. With that said, bags are certainly an important item needed for school.

Backpacks

Let's start with backpacks, which is the first item: High Sierra Loop Backpack, Lilac/Purple, 19x13.5x8.5-Inch. With the size of this backpack, you should have a lot of space to put your books and notebooks and the rest of your school supplies.

High Sierra Loop Backpack, Lilac/Purple, 19x13.5x8.5-Inch
High Sierra Loop Backpack, Lilac/Purple, 19x13.5x8.5-Inch

This backpack comes in a variety of colors and designs, so you'll surely be able to pick one that's perfect for you

 

The high Sierra loop backpacks come in several colors that differentiate them from each other and make them stand out.

These colors are: black / charcoal, gray / blue, orange / gray, teal / white, yellow / navy, feather rainbow, mad diagonal, pacific / charcoal / black, purple pattern, purple / chartreuse flowers, white / cerise pattern, basket weave deep purple, black / covert, bright flight / pink lemon, flowers black Kelly, flowers charcoal / grey, fuchsia black chartreuse / pink, lilac / purple, ocean party / deep purple, prep plaid / royal cobalt, shaded grey / black, sunglasses fuchsia / pink, and true navy Kelly / blue.

Messenger Bags

Wildkin Kickstart Messenger Bag, Whale Blue
Wildkin Kickstart Messenger Bag, Whale Blue | Source

The second item is the Wildkin Kickstart Messenger Bag. If you don't like backpacks because you think they look too bulky or for any other reason you might have, then consider getting messenger bags instead.

These can easily be carried over your shoulder and should still be spacious enough for you to put your school supplies inside.

The Wildkin Kickstart messenger bag comes in 4 colors: fern green, navel orange, navy blue and straight-up red. You can see more images of this product by checking out its Amazon page.

Lunch bags

Everest Cooler Lunch Bag, Black, One Size
Everest Cooler Lunch Bag, Black, One Size

Black too plain for you? This lunch bag also comes in red and royal blue colors

 

The third item is Everest Cooler/Lunch Bag (Black).

If you prefer to have home-cooked meals for lunch instead of buying them in your school, then you'd surely want a lunch bag with which to put your food and drinks in.

This Everest cooler lunch bag comes in three different colors: black, red and royal blue. It might look plain, but that doesn't make it any less good as a lunch bag. Among its features is that it is insulated, has interior vinyl lining and front zippered pocket.

Which do you prefer to have: backpacks or messenger bags?

See results

Conclusion

These are just some of the many school supplies that those who are going to school would need. There are many more possible materials and tools that you might need for school.

It can be difficult to choose which kind of school supply you should get especially if there are so many choices out there such as all the different kinds of school bags you can find. In this case, just choose which you prefer or which you like the best. You can also check out what other people have to say about the item in question so you are better informed on its advantages and disadvantages before making your decision.

Image Source:

© 2013 Ceres Schwarz

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      mbrownauthor 3 years ago

      Nice selection of school supplies here!

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image
      Author

      Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

      @mbrownauthor - thanks. These school supplies would be useful and essential for those going to school as they can make use of these items for their classes and lessons.

    • profile image

      mbuggieh 3 years ago

      And for older students: An external drive of some sort like a jump-drive...:)

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image
      Author

      Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

      @mbuggieh - yes, that would definitely be useful to students so they have a place to store their files and other important documents for school.

    • jpcmc profile image

      JP Carlos 3 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      Soon my daughter will attend school. I can't wait. But as early as now, we see her enjoying writing and scribbling. The appropriate writing tools are needed. The thickness of the pen/crayon/pencil is important. This will help them properly grip the tool. Right now we recycle used paper for her to scribble on.

    • Ceres Schwarz profile image
      Author

      Ceres Schwarz 3 years ago

      @jpcmc - yes, having the appropriate writing tools are certainly important so students can easily make use of the tools in question and not have a hard time.

    Click to Rate This Article