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The last weeks of summer are busy with activities and back to school preparations. We’re here to help you set aside more time for activities and less time for last minute stress with a back to school shopping list for 2021 for both in-person and virtual learners.
MORNING CLASS ESSENTIALS
Positivity first thing in the morning can set the tone for a successful day. Slip on a graphic tee that promotes kindness and inclusivity from Scout's tee collection by Funnel Cake Tree. These screen-printed tees come in sizes and styles ranging from baby to adult, with options to outfit the whole family.
In-person or virtual, school mornings are busy with breakfast and packing for the day. For students attending in-person classes, they'll need to be equipped to carry their COVID essentials along with their school supplies. Bellroy's Classic Backpack is dependable for active kids and stylish adults, with separate pockets and a padded divider to organize books and a laptop or tablet.
For older students and adults on the go, we recommend pairing the Classic Backpack with Bellroy’s Sling Pouch or Sling Mini Pouch. These compact and fashionable slings can be worn across the body and have space to hold essentials such as a wallet, extra mask, sanitizer and a small water bottle.
Early classes can be challenging if you're not a morning person! Set yourself up with aesthetically pleasing notebook cover prints that make you smile during those tough mornings. Some favourite prints we recommend are the Picture Day Journal for a laugh and the Bella Flora Notebook trio for a matching vibe. For an eco-friendly choice, pair notebooks with Scout's Seven Year pens by Seltzer. These must-have pens are refillable with an impressive seven-year ink supply.
Lunchtime, the best time of the day! So Young has you covered with cooler-style lunch bags for in-person students, perfect for keeping sandwiches and fruits fresh. Keep food extra cold with So Young's condensation-free ice packs.
Snacks are a must, especially if you're on the go after school. Beeswax Wraps by Abeego and Snack Bags by Colibri are perfect sustainable options for packing food to go when you’re in a pinch. Both are reusable, easy to wash and made in Canada. Snack bags come in cute, bright prints, making them easy to spot in a backpack or lunch bag.
Afternoons call for energy and staying hydrated. Scout carries a variety of reusable tumblers by different makers in many styles and colours. They'll all keep your drink hot or cold for hours, so it's always ready when you get a moment for a sip. Pop in a tea from our selection; we recommend Moroccan Mint Loose Leaf Tea to awaken the senses and promote focus and alertness for afternoon classes.
Before the final bell to go home, students will need to plan for the following day and future deadlines. Depending on your needs, Scout has a nice selection of planner options. The Undated Cloth Planner offers hour-by-hour planning for scheduling classes, meetings and daily life events. The 18-Month Weekly Notebook Planner offers week-by-week planning with plenty of lined pages for any additional notes. See our full collection of 12-month, 17-month and 18-month planners here.
Students have shown how resilient they can be during the pandemic. Despite this, change can still feel overwhelming. If your child is having difficulty adjusting to returning to school, we recommend checking out these helpful tips from a pediatric psychologist. At Scout, we demonstrate gentleness towards the earth and community with intentions of inspiring gentleness in individuals towards others and themselves. Take care this school year and if there’s anything you’d like to see in future collections, let us know!