Wednesday, August 29

Back to School Round-Up


For the most part school is back is in full swing all over. I know there are a few schools that don't head back until next week after Labor Day, but many have already started. I know for us here in Indiana we started earlier this month so the kids are slowly falling back into their routines. Which for this mamma is a good thing. Besides the routine one of our favorite parts of back to school is shopping for fun new school supplies. It's my daughter's favorite part actually. From the moment schools out in May she starts asking when we can start school supply shopping. She just loves finding new things for the next school year. I have to agree with her though it is fun finding and using new stuff, especially when it's fun like these new Take Note! products from Crayola.

Crayola is excited to introduce Take Note! – a brand new suite of innovative writing tools designed to make colorful marks - just in time for back to school. Using color for note taking is proven to aid in memory retention and can be helpful for organizing tasks. The Washable Gel Pens feature a quick-dry formula for rich, vibrant color that is streak-free and the Erasable Highlighters’ bright colors will make a bold statement on homework and projects alike.


My daughter was really excited when she got her hands on her new Five Star® 3-inch Binder with Removable Padded Case. No sooner than I had this photo snapped she had it filled with all of her stuff from school. With all that students have to carry now days this binder is the perfect solution to keep them from having to visit their lockers multiple times through out the day. It even has a padded pocket that's the perfect size for her Chromebook!

The Five Star Flex® Hybrid NoteBinder® act like a notebook and works like a binder. The flexible plastic cover folds over to lie flat like a notebook, while the patented TechLock rings open easily, so  Students can add paper and dividers – just like a binder.  Inside are included pocket dividers for storage and organization as well as college and quad ruled note paper.


The Five Star® Interactive Notebook includes a table of  contents with a spot for the date, topic descriptions and page numbers to help Students  quickly find what they’re looking for. An interior  pocket for quick and easy paper storage, as well as a small closure pocket, keep track of loose cut-outs and small supplies all year long. At the back of  the notebook is a grid-ruled, fold-out quick  reference  guide that is  perfect for periodic tables, multiplication tables and a glossary of terms.

Five Star® College Ruled Reinforced Filler Paper comes in a package with 100 sheets and has triangular holes strengthened by reinforcement tape  to prevent sheets from being ripped out and lost. The reinforced holes protect the paper with double  the strength and help it to turn more easily along rings.


Another fun part of back to school is getting a new lunch bag and pouch for all of your smaller school supplies. This year my daughter is really excited about taking her lunch to school using her new Forest Friends Thermal Tote from Thirty-One. She's a big time animal lover so she is all about this particular new print. It has a zippered closure thermal lined inside to keep foods cold (or warm) and a pocket on the outside for extras. The matching Zipper Pouch is big enough to hold all of her extra school supplies and keep them organized in her locker so now she doesn't have to worry about them getting lost in what I refer to as "the locker of doom". And it makes it easy on me to remind her exactly where we agreed she would keep those extra supplies at when she asks me about them.


The fun doesn't have to stop when you get home from school either! Check out these awesome family friendly games to help build on word and math skills at home.

WORDSEARCH! The race is on with this exciting version of the classic hidden word puzzle – it turns a solitary activity into a fun group word game as players go on a word search. Rotate the specially-designed circular board to reveal the word that the players will race to find on this turn.

Sequence Letters: Players sound out the letter on their cards, match it to the beginning sound of a picture on the gameboard, then place a chip there. Each card features a letter of the alphabet in upper and lower case. Colored squares on the cards and gameboard help with faster recognition. When you have 4 of your chips in a row, you’ve got a ! Kids will have fun playing the great game of  while learning the letters of the alphabet. Dot your ‘i’s’ and cross your ‘t’s’…it’s the  way to learn your ABC’s!


Make 7, the STEM game with an exciting twist that always adds up to fun! Players take turns dropping one of their tiles down any slot on the console. Just remember one simple rule: a 3 can only be placed so it lands in a RED square, 1s and 2s can go anywhere! The first player to get their color tiles to Make 7 in ANY direction wins! 

SMATH is the game that makes math fun! Players take turns using the tiles in their racks to build their own crossword style equations. For beginners, start off with addition and subtraction. For the math whiz, step it up to multiplication and division! Each tile has a point value that is earned once its played. The player with the most points at the end of the game wins! Visit Pressman Toy for these and many other great learning games.


Back to school means a higher chance of boo-boos too. From gym class to after school sports accidents are bound to happen. BAND-AID Brand Adhesive Bandages offers plenty of first-aid essentials for all those bumps along the way. BAND-AID Brand HYDRO SEAL Adhesive Bandages for wound care and foot care are 100% waterproof and keep dirt, germs and bacteria out, so your body’s natural healing power can go to work.

Additionally, BAND-AID Brand Decorative Adhesive Bandages are a fun way to heal those back to school boo-boos, with decorative bandage designs like Incredibles 2 and more.


Of course good dental health is also a part of making sure your kiddos are ready for their big day at school. Start their morning off with ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrushes with fun designs like Shimmer & Shine, Mario, Avengers, and Jurassic World to help promote healthy brushing and good hygiene habits early on. ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush battery-powered toothbrushes feature characters’ kids love, have smaller, soft-bristle power heads to fit smaller mouths. They also massage gums, fight cavities and promote a lifetime of happy, healthy brushing!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the above mentioned brand. I received product to share my honest and unbiased thoughts. However, all thoughts and opinions stated are my own and are in no way influenced by my partnership with mentioned brand.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the nice round up of ideas.

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