Back-to-school has quite the mixed-emotion reputation. Students mourn the end of freedom, while moms and dads welcome it. There’s a good and a bad side to every first day of school, for sure. As a member of a company that thrives off of back-to-school season, let’s focus on the good, shall we?
Back-to-school season brings new pencil designs, new notebook patterns, new opportunities, and new friends. As a former student, I have a right to say that going back to school for the first time after a summer of warm sunny afternoons was like waiting for a shot at the doctor’s office. The anticipation was much worse than the “little pinch” you were warned about. While the little pinch ends up being to mom and dad’s wallet, it’s important to be well prepared for back-to-school and, thankfully, the benefit outweighs the pinch.
Binders, portfolios, notebooks, filler paper, and composition books are all necessities for the modern student. Top Flight puts each of these items on store shelves for back-to-school in colors, sizes, and quality ranging from a basic solid-colored notebook, to a brightly decorated binder with a picture of a bulldog in costume.
I always felt the most prepared with a binder full of fresh filler paper, an empty portfolio with the best design from the shelf ready to be filled, and a 1-subject notebook to take as many notes as possible. Shopping for my backpack contents would look a little like this:
A binder is a student’s vault. Everything goes in the sacred binder. It’s also one of the only items on a back-to-school list that isn’t destroyed by living in a backpack. I always pick the binder that makes the biggest statement, because it will serve as the staple of my collection.
I could be the only one, but a simple portfolio is my favorite school item. Its uses are endless, not to mention, it’s light weight and not bulky. Any homework assignment or essay I have is immediately slipped into a portfolio pocket since I won’t be hanging onto it for very long. To make sure it lasts, I buy the poly-portfolios instead of paper.
3. 1-Subject Notebook
It is essential to my note taking to have heavyweight paper in a spiral notebook so I can write on both sides of the page. A notebook with a great design is also a little incentive to get excited about pulling out that spiral notebook and writing until the side of my hand has ink/pencil remnants.
4. Small Memo Book
Now, go forth, be prepared, and enjoy the season. It only comes once a year, and it goes away all too soon.