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Amazon deals of the week: back to school

The time for summer vacations has come to an end, as kids are now heading back to school. For some it’s an exciting thought, while others will soon be lamenting freedom lost.

Regardless of which camp students fall into, there is no getting around the fact that the time to learn is here. That means it is also time to stock up on back-to-school supplies.

The best place to find them is Amazon, where pretty much everything you could think of — as well as some things you couldn’t — are available for purchase. There are great deals going around right now, and here are some of the best.

Spiral notebooks to write in

If there is one thing every student could use, it is somewhere to write. Whatever is being jotted down, spiral notebooks are one of the easiest methods with which to transcribe information.

These TOPS 1-Subject Notebooks are 8″ X 10.5″ and College Rule. They come in a six-pack of assorted colors and have 70 sheets per book.

Mark things up in various colors

Pencils and pens are great, but if you want to make sure whatever is written has true staying power then a Sharpie is the way to go. And no, they’re not just one color anymore.

This 24-pack of Sharpie markers comes with a variety of colors, all of which can be used to write on paper, plastic, metal and most other surfaces. These fine-tipped markers also dry quickly and resist both fading and water.

A calculator for everything

Let’s face it: math is hard. It’s tough to get through school, especially the higher levels, without a calculator, with a graphing version being the best.

The Casio FX-CG10 PRIZM is a color graphing calculator, with a 3.7-inch LCD screen featuring more than 82,000 pixels. With it students can create graphs over pictures of real-life scenes, and its “Picture Plot” technology infuses real images into math.

Because some things need to stick

What student couldn’t use some glue? When it comes to glue Elmer’s is the go-to choice.

This six-pack of safe, washable and non-toxic glue is perfect for kids. It has a no-run formula and dries clear while helping things stick to paper, wood, fabric and ceramics.

Highlight the important stuff

Reading through page after page trying to not only find the important stuff, but remember it, is tough. Highlighting the notable things helps.

This 12-pack of BIC Brite Liner Grip Highlighters is a must-have, with the super bright fluorescent ink and textured rubber grip. The chisel tip allows for broad highlighting or fine underlining.

You have to have some pencils, too

Pens are great, but sometimes you need a solid, No. 2 pencil. Sure you could go with the standard yellow one that needs to constantly be sharpened, or you could choose a mechanical pencil.

The BIC Velocity Original Mechanical Pencil has a thick 0.9mm point, which will give you the smoothest, darkest lines. Its cushioned grips provide better comfort and control, and the 12-pack comes with extra refill leads and erasers.

Organize work in binders

The best way to keep notes and other documents organized is with a binder. The best way to keep your binders organized is if they are different colors.

The Cardinals 1.5″ D-Ring Presentation View Binders are perfect for it all, with their ability to hold 375 sheets. They are also non-stick, PVC-Free and come in a four pack of different colors.

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