Most students are currently enjoying some well-deserved time off, but they’ll be returning to the classroom before you know it. And as August draws closer, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school season. One big opportunity you can take advantage of right now: back-to-school kits. They’re a great way to set students up for a successful year, and we’ve got five must-have items every kit should contain.
Every student needs one. Whether they’re carrying their books to class or packing clothes for a weekend away, you can be sure they’ll use it every day.
Taking notes by hand is linked to improved memory and retention of the subject matter (Sage). That’s why it’s important for every student to have a notebook and a pen handy in the classroom.
Sustainability is a big focus on campuses, and everyone's more conscientious about using their own insulated bottles every day rather than buying drinks in single-use plastics or paper cups. And even with the pandemic largely behind us, attitudes about spreading germs have changed: Refill stations are replacing water fountains in many public places.
Comfort is key when it comes to students’ wardrobe choices. That’s why a super-soft fleece hoody makes a great addition to any back-to-school kit. Decorate it with their school’s emblem and let them show off that school spirit.
Bringing food from home is the new normal, so a lunch cooler is a no-brainer. Add it to your kit for a gift they’ll use all the time.