Back-to-school buzz is everywhere. If you’re starting to feel underprepared, we have something to help ease the transition—fun lists! It just so happens that we’ve created a free, printable, supply checklist and a school-themed playlist to start everyone’s year off right. (Feel that? You’re becoming more organized as we speak.)

Cover the basics with our handy-dandy checklist.

Every kid’s classroom supply list is different, but there are some items that you can bet your child will need year after year. We surveyed a group of moms to find out which supplies an absolute must and which are nice but not totally necessary. With their expertise, we made this free, printable checklist to get you ready for the first day of school.

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Get into the back-to-school groove with our carpool-friendly playlist. 

Start the school year on a high note (pardon the pun) and give your new routine a soundtrack of back-to-school tunes that put a little extra pep in your step. We’ve put together a playlist filled with songs that capture that half-bittersweet, half-excited feeling that comes with heading back to school. A mix of old and new, these songs are perfect for morning motivation, driving kids to school, and everything in between. Click the play button below to listen!

1. Can’t Hardly Wait – The Replacements

2. Back To Life – Soul II Soul

3. We’re Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes

4. ABC – Jackson Five

5. 1234 – Feist

6. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

7. School Day (Ring Ring) – Chuck Berry

8. Me & Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon

9. Kids – MGMT

10. Another Brick In The Wall – Pink Floyd

11. Schooldays – The Kinks

12. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

13. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

14. Take the Long Way Home – Supertramp

15. The Kids Are Alright – The Who

16. Bookends Theme Reprise – Simon & Garfunkel

 

Don’t forget to enter our contest for your chance to win 1 of two $500 prizes or a Macbook Air!  What’s your favorite back-to-school song? Let us know in the comments below. 

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