Amazon just slashed prices on classroom essentials — stock up on any last-minute necessities this Prime Early Access Sale

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Stock up on fun and functional school essentials (Source: iStock)
Stock up on fun and functional school essentials (Source: iStock)

Keeping up with school supplies throughout the year can be a challenge. Every child can have a different requirement depending on what grade they are in, but there are always a few must-haves for every variety of classrooms and grade levels. Keep reading to see our list of the most common school essentials at great prices.

These school essentials deserve an A+

This Dry-Erase Calendar is reusable and magnetic. Its surface erases easily every time. <br>(Source: Amazon)
This Dry-Erase Calendar is reusable and magnetic. Its surface erases easily every time.
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$19.35 at Amazon

Make planning easy with this whiteboard calendar set that comes with four markers and an eraser. The calendar has a customizable date and month section so that kids can always keep it up to date. The calendar's magnetic properties help it stick to any metallic surface, making it a great addition to classrooms and study spaces. One five-star Amazon reviewer says: “these magnetic whiteboards are great for my needs at work to have a handy task list that I can glance at for a moment and get up to speed.”

This 4-pack of Whiteboard Erasers will keep your whiteboards clean and scratch-free. (Source: Amazon)
This 4-pack of Whiteboard Erasers will keep your whiteboards clean and scratch-free. (Source: Amazon)

$8.09 at Amazon

Save on tissues and paper towels that are not as friendly to dry-erase surfaces with this 4-pack of whiteboard erasers to keep your whiteboards clean. A few extras are great for sharing or keeping for future use. Your whiteboard will last much longer when treated to the soft, cotton texture of the erasers that offer quick scratch-free cleaning. An Amazon shopper put them to the test and said this about them: “These are good value for money and easy to use. We used them for the entire school year and they are still in great condition.

Amazon Basics Low-Odor Chisel Tip Dry Erase White Board Markers in 12 Assorted Colors 
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Amazon Basics Dry-erase Markers come in vibrant, assorted colors.
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$7.62 $9.80 at Amazon

This set of markers comes in 12 assorted colors to make whiteboarding more fun. Trust an Amazon shopper who agrees the dry erase markers have “vibrant colors, low odor” while keeping all the bright, deep colors. That same Amazon shopper can attest to the markers being “long-lasting and have not dried out after several months.” If the cap is ever misplaced, you’ll have up to two days to re-cap the markers before they dry out.

This stapler has a 10-sheet stapling capacity and can be opened to use on bulletin boards. (Source: Amazon)
This stapler has a 10-sheet stapling capacity and can be opened to use on bulletin boards. (Source: Amazon)

$6.79 at Amazon

This stapler has multiple uses for students and teachers. Staple up to 10 pages at a time or angle it to staple papers to bulletin boards or other creative projects. It includes the first 1000 staples and you can load 200 at a time. Thanks to the rubber grip on the bottom, your papers will be stapled quickly without any unexpected slipping and sliding. Style does not compromise on power, according to a five-star reviewer who writes: “It's very comfortable, not bulky, and lightweight but has a lot of power.”

These standard-size staples are compatible with most staplers. (Source: Amazon)
These standard-size staples are compatible with most staplers. (Source: Amazon)

$13.01 at Amazon

Staples is a great start to fill your supply cabinet which is why it’s never too late to get a backup 10-pack box of silver metal staples to last even longer. These standard-size staples are compatible with most staplers — and at these affordable prices, it’s easy to stock up for school, home and office.

Amazon's Retractable Gel Ink Pens have contoured rubber grips and 0.7 tips for precision writing (Source: Amazon)
Amazon's Retractable Gel Ink Pens have contoured rubber grips and 0.7 tips for precision writing (Source: Amazon)

$9.50 at Amazon

A 12-pack of black gel ink pens is a great fit for everyday writing. The precision of the 0.7 fine tips ensures accuracy without any smearing or smudging. These pens will quickly become your go-to for every writing assignment. Amazon shopper, teacher, and self-proclaimed doodler says these pens are “delightfully smooth in ink delivery,” and are definitely a “teacher’s favorite.”

This premium colored pencil set comes in 72 vibrant colors and is stored in a decorative tin. (Source: Amazon)
This premium colored pencil set comes in 72 vibrant colors and is stored in a decorative tin. (Source: Amazon)

$28.97 at Amazon

Every student becomes an artist when using this premium quality colored pencil set. They are perfect for adding fine details, shading, and layering. This set comes in a decorative tin with a built-in tray so you can easily choose from 72 colors to create your masterpiece.

Customizable 3-inch binders are the perfect fit for organizing and storing papers and supplies. (Source: Amazon)
Customizable 3-inch binders are the perfect fit for organizing and storing papers and supplies. (Source: Amazon)

$33.11 at Amazon

This 3-inch binder is perfect for carrying assignments, notebook paper, and other items. It is lightweight and holds up to 550 sheets of paper. You can celebrate your favorite artists or share your artwork with the customizable cover; just pull up the plastic overlay and place your fitted sheet into the front of the binder to make it uniquely yours.

Make this school year the best one yet

Don’t miss out on getting these fun and functional essentials. With Amazon's affordable prices, you can even stock up for next year too.

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