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Written by:  Compiled by Hannah Rockecharlie
Date: August 1, 2013

Get kids excited about going back to school by shopping for fun - and functional - school supplies. Your child will eagerly head back to class with these cool school tools:

Crayola Washable Rainbow Connector Markers. Snap together two or three markers onto the Triple Gripper and create multicolor effects. $6.49, crayolastore.com.

Five-Star Stay-Put Folder. This three-pronged folder, available in many colors, features a pocket for index cards and tabs in the corners to provide extra protection for schoolwork. $3.99, mead.com.

Genuine Monkeez and Friends Back Pack Clip Ons. Several varieties of adorably small sock animals serve as a fun addition to your child’s backpack. $6.95, monkeezandfriends.com

Glo-Lite Ruler. Available in three colors, this ruler brightens up the measuring process with the touch of a button. $6-$8.99, staples.com.

Halo Sani-Cuffs. An innovative way to keep kids healthy at school, disperse this refillable and wearable hand sanitizer at the push of a button. $3.99, halosani-tizer.com.

Pilot B2P Gel Pen. This retractable and refillable pen is made from recycled plastic bottles. Three-pack, $5.99, pilot-b2p.eu.

Pilot FriXion Light Erasable Highlighter. This highlighter writes bright and erases clean. Three pack. $4.57, pilotpen.us.

Post-it Attach and Go Dispenser. Perfect to stick in the front cover of a notebook or folder for easy access to tabs and notes. $3.99-$4.99, post-it.com.

Skullcandy Backpack. Pockets are crucial when it comes to organization, but this comfortable foam-padded backpack has that covered. Complete with two side pockets, a front-zippered pocket, a media pocket with an audio port and a large pocket with a laptop sleeve, this is sure to keep your child organized at school. $44.99, staples.com. (Other models available at skullcandy.com.) 

Twin-Color Folding Pen Pouch. This colorful pouch with a prop-able pocket and additional compartments serves as a creative solution to storage. $29.95, mochithings.com.



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