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2009 Back-To-School Supplies

We’ve got the goods on the hottest, most popular school supplies for 2009! Forget the regular pencils, erasers and rulers – these must-have supplies will make you stand out from all your classmates when you go back to school this September!


Smart Pen

The Pulse Smartpen is a new digital pen is made by Livescribe and sold at Amazon and Target. The pen comes with built-in speakers to record and play back lessons. Dock it into a USB cradle to upload your notes to your computer. At the tip of the pen is a camera that tracks what it written by taking over 70 pictures every second.


Pulse Smartpen

Staple-Free Stapler

This stapler doesn’t use standard metal staples to attach paper together. Instead it neatly folds the papers together. It’s small enough to fit into a pencil case or a pocket and comes in designs for both guys and girls for under $10.

Staple-Free Stapler

Cool Characters

Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers are taking over your classroom. There are tons of school supplies including clothes, backpacks and folders with a picture of your fave celeb on them.


Twilight Backpack

Animal Bands

This school supply works like a standard rubber band but instead of coming in a circle shape they start as either zoo animals or pets. They’ll even go back to their original animal shape after you use them! They are sold by Unica and come in a box of 24 for around $8.


Animal Bands

High-Tech Backpack

The Ortlieb Velocity Backpack is waterproof and has a comfortable foam back and adjustable waist and chest straps. Food, books and electronic devices can be easily stowed away thanks to its convenient roll-top closure. It features a removable inner pocket for organizing small items like keys, money and a cell phone – you can even pick up optional accessories for it like a cell phone holster for the shoulder strap and a notebook computer insert.


Ortlieb Velocity Backpack

Clean Hands

Kootie Killer Hand Sanitizers are alcohol-based hand sanitizers that can help kill common disease agents and prevent H1N1 influenza (swine flu) – especially when soap and water aren’t available.


Kootie Killer Hand Sanitizers

E-Notebook

One of the hottest deals in the netbook category is a $299 Acer Aspire One with a 10.1-inch display, N270 Atom processor, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive, Windows XP and 3-cell battery. It is available at Walmart, Target and Amazon.


Acer Aspire One

Green Supplies

Staples Eco Easy products include eco-friendly notebooks made from 80% bagasse, a sugarcane waste. The bagasse line also uses eco-conscious vegetable and water-based inks for printing. There are also Hilroy exercise books made from 30% post-consumer waste and environmentally friendly ink, Westcot KleenEarth scissors with green handles made from 70% recycled plastic and biodegradable report covers that are not only reusable but also biodegradable. When you are done using them you can throw them away as they have a starch-based cellulose additive that makes them biodegradable in a landfill.


Staples Eco Easy

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    "Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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    Fun_125
    I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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    Error44
    "Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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    Error44
    "queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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    lottie_h141
    lottie_h141 posted in Style:
    thank u!!! acc helps so much. Obvs going to superstars aswell 
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