Teacher Says: These are the Supplies You Need

As back-to-school supply lists continue to be filled, many parents are asking, what are the best products for my children? What features should they include? In addition to the items on the supply lists, what else should my kids have for this school year?

Who better to answer those questions than a teacher! In the following video from New Day NW in Seattle, one teacher shares his Top 5 supplies that every student should have, no matter the grade or level of schooling.

For more on school supplies for your kids, visit the AT-A-GLANCE website. And for tips on planning, organizing and productivity for you and your student, check out our Success Center.

Here’s to a GREAT 2013-14 school year!

Say Cheeeeeeeese!

Submit your first day of school photos and win

Everyone takes pictures of their kids on the first day of school, right? Maybe those pictures can make you a winner!

Submit a photo of your child(ren) taken on their first day of school this year and send it to [email protected]. Include your first name, your child’s first name, the grade they are entering and a subject line with “Photo Contest” included. We will be posting each one to our Facebook page so friends and family can see the photo—be sure to show off your new school supplies!

We will draw two winners at random to receive some Five Star back-to-school goodies. This contest ends Friday, Aug. 23 at 12 Noon EDT. Good luck!

[photo by libookperson]

FREE STUFF! (We knew that would get your attention!)

Back to School with Five StarIt’s back-to-school season, and the shopping for new clothes and classroom supplies is well underway. We want to give one lucky reader an additional “boost” in their supply shopping—all we ask is for you to tell us a story.

And we don’t mean just any story—we want your best back-to-school story. Be it a funny experience at the office supply store or something memorable that happened on the first day of class last year, we’re all ears. We’re even interested in your favorite parts of back-to-school, and maybe your not-so-favorite parts.

The best “story” will receive a Five Star back-to-school prize pack with best-in-class supplies that are built strong to last long. The deadline for submitting stories on the AT-A-GLANCE Blog is Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12 Noon EDT.

Act fast and give us your best anecdote for back-to-school season. Good Luck!