Back to school shopping is something that most parents love and many children loathe. As the carefree and homework free days of summer come to an end, it is time to start searching for the perfect supplies for the beginning of a fresh school year.
Many teachers send home supply lists with the last report card, or they are posted online on the school’s website. For some items, there is no freedom for what you can buy. A one inch clear view binder simply comes the way it is. Teachers specify which color they want, but there is no personalization to it. My children have even been told what brand of eraser to purchase and what kind of glue stick, as the teacher believes that these are the best on the market. Even though other brands perform the same, in my opinion, my children do not permit me to deviate from the list, fearing they will get off on the wrong foot with the teacher at the beginning of the school year. Being an educator for almost thirty years, I am not a parent who wishes to cause problems, but one who wonders what the big deal is between a red eraser and a white one. The only difference I could tell was the price! While I understand why a teacher wants a uniform look for composition books, zI love the look of a pink or purple cover for my daughter. She prefers them as well, but we comply with the list.
There are school supplies for which there are no requirements. Backpacks, for example, let children express who they are and who their favorite character of the moment is. Teachers do not care if it is a messenger bag or a backpack, as long as everything fits inside and can easily be transported back and forth to school. Disney’s latest hit movie, Zootopia, has spawned a line of school supplies that features many of the now beloved characters.
There are many different Zootopia backpacks from which to choose.
This is a 13 inch backpack and it comes in 14 different designs. There is sure to be one that pleases your child and has his or her favorite characters!
This soft sided lunch box is very colorful and features two of Zootopia’s lead characters, Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps, as well as two other characters in the background. It opens up via a zipper and has a handle so it is easy to carry. It also has a zipper on the bottom for other smaller snacks.
Another thing teachers do not care about are water bottles. Years ago, having a water bottle on your desk required a doctor’s note because you needed to stay hydrated due to a medical issue. But with water fountains being havens for germs, schools have now permitted children to keep a water bottle on their desk. Schools are also more knowledgeable about the importance of children staying hydrated, particularly in classrooms where there is no air conditioning during the hot months of fall and summer.
Pencil cases also permit children to show their sense of style. They need on place to store all of their writing implements and this one featuring Olaf will store several pencils and can easily be stored inside a child’s desk.
Disney Zootopia back to school supplies will put a smile on everyone’s face as they head out the door on the first day of school.
Featured image from Pixabay and altered by the author in Picmonkey.