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How Teachers and Parents Can Work Together to Buy Classroom Supplies Throughout the Year

Every year when school goes back into session, many teachers are left scrambling to find the right supplies for their classrooms. In many cases, these classroom supplies aren't hard to find. But it can be difficult to know which supplies are the ones that incoming students will need.


From the parent side, there are also concerns about whether or not they are getting their child the right supplies that they will need to excel within the classroom.


In the past, teachers often put together lists of items that students would need, but these would be limited to product categories rather than specific items. This could cause confusion and difficulties in the classroom if a child brought in an item that didn't quite fit the exact specifications the teacher had in mind. Even worse, if a parent got to the store too late, they might find that certain school supplies had already sold out and were impossible to find locally.


Luckily, Amazon is helping to turn those concerns into a thing of the past. With helpful features like lists and fast shipping, parents can get their children the right supplies whenever they're needed, ensuring that they'll have whatever they need for a successful classroom experience.


Why teachers and parents need to work together

Education is a collaboration between teachers, parents and students. The greatest level of learning is only experienced when everyone is on the same page and working together to ensure each other's success. At Amazon, we know how vital it is for parents and teachers to work together. So we want to make sure that getting the right classroom supplies for your child is easy and affordable.


When there's a breakdown in communication between teachers and parents, it ultimately hurts the child most of all. Without the right supplies, they'll be unable to do all the work they need to do in the classroom. This can hamper their ability to learn and lead them to fall behind in class through no fault of their own. The features offered by Amazon make it easy for teachers to tell parents exactly what their children need to have, while making it affordable for parents.


In addition to all this, teachers and parents have to maintain communication throughout the school year. The features that Amazon brings to schools enable teachers to clearly indicate the necessary school supplies for projects throughout the year, rather than inundate parents with a huge list of products to purchase well before they are needed.


How Amazon Lists enable collaboration between teachers and parent

When it comes to school supplies, using Amazon Lists takes the guesswork out of buying classroom supplies for your children. Teachers can use the list function to itemize all of the items your child will need to excel in their classroom.


Even better, the use of the list function makes it convenient to get all the supplies at once. No more running around to dozens of stores to see if they have what you need. You can simply add all the items on the list to your cart and check out, turning an hours-long process into something that takes only a few minutes.


Additionally, if for some reason an item is unaffordable for you, you can actually get in touch with the teacher to find a way to make accommodations beforehand, rather than hoping that the teacher will accommodate your child without any prior discussion. But the chances you'll be short on an item are low as we do our best to get low prices on all of our products, especially for product categories that are as vital as classroom supplies.


Quick shipping options get supplies where they need to be, fast

Sometimes, you won't be able to get everything you need before school starts. If you find yourself needing to purchase additional classroom supplies for your child after they start school, there's no need to panic. Our fast shipping options mean that you'll never have to wait more than a few days to get your products. Chances are that if you notice something is missing from your list on a Thursday, you can have your classroom supplies in hand before school starts on Monday morning!


Interested in learning more about how Amazon and Amazon Business have helped teachers and parents? Check out our article about how we helped get wellness products to grade schools across the country during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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