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20 Under $20 Back to School Must Haves

Updated: Apr 20

Yep, it's about that time to start "thinking about" going back to school. As a teacher, I'm excited. Yay!

But as a parent, I get a little overwhelmed when it comes to back to school shopping. When my kids were in elementary school, they had 1 teacher and that meant 1 school supply list.

In middle school and high school, it gets a little complicated because your kid is dealing with so many teachers.

But you've come to the right place, because I have the best 20 back to school must haves for under $20.

These Items are guaranteed to be on every teachers supply list!

#1) Durable Backpack

Theses durable backpacks are a great start to any school supplies list, they come in an assortment of colors and have thick straps for shoulder and back support.

Note the keyword "DURABLE", I hate having to buy several backpacks in one school year. That's just me!

#2) Chrome Book or Mac Book Case

The school is probably going to give out chrome books or mac books, but what they will not give you is a computer case to carry it in. Now, you may be thinking, my kid can just throw it in the backpack........bad idea..... try this case for extra protection.

What I love about this case is it has handles, so that's awesome. But the best part and you can't beat this........the lifetime warranty!

#3) Pencil Case

This pencil case is next level. I can definitely get with the different compartments. It's designed to keep the messiest kid organized. No teacher can say "no" to a kid that literally has their stuff together.

This pencil case has a large capacity and is durable.

#4) Wireless Mouse

Take is from a teacher, your kid is going to need this. Yes, the chrome book they get has a built in mouse, but kids struggle with it, just like some of us adults. Sometimes it takes them longer to work with the built in mouse and they get frustrated.

This a easy way to make their load lighter and yours too, this mouse is rechargeable, so no extra money on batteries.

#5) Assorted Colored Pens

These gel pens are great for taking notes and dry quickly, so you don't have to worry about smearing ink on your paper.

This is a fun buy, but, helpful. Students take lots for notes in several classes, so these won't go to waste.

#6) Mechanical Pencils

Students love mechanical pencils, I think it makes them feel sophisticated or something.

The parent in me could care less about these, but the teacher in me is driven crazy by mechanical pencils.

They always seem to run out of lead when it's time to take notes! LOL! Kids love these things.

Why not let them live a little? As long as they are #2 mechanical pencils, no worries.

#7) Pencils

Never leave out a pack of good old fashioned