Start the school year off right with the best pencil cases, calculators and more.
While you're busy enjoying summer days, it's easy to forget that the new school year is just around the corner.
As you soak up hot summer days, know it's honestly never too early to start back-to-school shopping, especially when the true goal is to get the most bang for your buck. Transitioning into school mode with a fresh set of school supplies helps kick off the year right. If you've got the backpack and back-to-school outfit locked down, now it's time to get the classroom essentials.
Classroom essentials are the items you'll have to whip out mid-lecture. It could be a new pencil case to keep those writing utensils, colored pencils and art supplies organized, a new calculator to ace your math homework or a charger to make sure your electronics have plenty of juice. We've rounded up the items you'll need to make your time in the classroom easier.
Check out our top back-to-school classroom essentials for the 2023-2024 school year below.
The Best Calculators for 2023
Casio fx-55 PLUS Elementary/Middle School Fraction Calculator
If you're looking for a calculator for an elementary or middle school student, this will do the job.
Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS Scientific Calculator
Our calculations tell us that this scientific calculator is a must-have for the school year ahead.
Texas Instruments Mint TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator
Who knew calculating equations could be so stylish?
Texas Instruments TI-30XS MultiView Scientific Calculator
Math homework just got a whole lot more fun thanks to this simple scientific calculator.
Texas Instruments Nspire CX II Graphing Calculator
Get into graphing with this advanced calculator from Texas Instruments.
Texas Instruments TI-83 Plus Graphing Calculator
Make your school year easier with this Texas Instruments graphing calculator.
Texas Instruments TI-nspire CX II CAS Graphing Calculator
Make mathematics fun with this advanced graphing calculator.
The Best Pencil Cases for 2023
Spacemate Heavy Duty Canvas Pencil Case
Keep all your school essentials organized with this stylish pencil bag that you can easily slide into your backpack. The case has a variety of pockets and zippers inside for streamlined storage and comes in multiple fun colors.
It's Academic EVA Zipper Pencil Pouch Avocado
You don't even need to like avocados to enjoy this adorable avocado-shaped pencil case.
Easthill Big Capacity Pencil and Pen Case
Add a pop of color to your school essentials
Zipit Big Monster Pencil Case
This monstrously cute case comes in multiple colors.
Rough Enough Canvas Pencil Pouch
This sturdy bag also works for small tools and electronics.
Easthill Big Capacity Pencil Pen Case Pouch
This chic pencil pouch is big enough to hold 25 pencils or pens.
Homecube Pen Case
The inner flap pocket can hold cards, sticky notes or chargers, while the mesh pocket can keep USB cables or earbuds in place.
Qianshan Pencil Case Holder
Store just over 200 colored pencils or more than 100 gel pens in this case with elastic slots to keep you organized.
Easthill Grid Mesh Pen Pencil Case with Zipper
See everything at a glance when using this mesh pencil case.
Cicimelon Pencil Case
Shoppers love the sturdy and durable canvas material of this pencil pouch.
Dobmit Pencil Case in Beige
This simple and sophisticated case holds at least 20 pens or pencils.
Easthill Big Capacity Pencil Pouch
With two separate compartments, this pencil case will help to keep all of your supplies seamlessly organized.
The Best Chargers for 2023
Apple MagSafe Battery Pack
With long work and school days ahead, make on-the-go charging easy using the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack. This product attaches to your phone for an easy way to up your battery percentage.
iWALK Mini Portable Charger for iPhone
Keep phones alive throughout the day with the help of this compact mini phone charger.
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
This small but mighty portable charger can deliver up to three and a half iPhone charges.
Mophie Powerstation Mini
There’s nothing worse than running out of juice on your phone or tablet before the end of the day. The Mophie Powerstation external battery holds enough charge to give your device another 18 hours of life.