If you haven't done your kids' back-to-school shopping yet, here's your list: Someone polled 1,000 parents and asked them to name the top "must-have" school supplies. Here are the top five . . .
1. Basic supplies, like pens, pencils, and notebooks.
2. A decent laptop or tablet device.
3. Backpacks and lunchboxes.
4. "Retro supplies," like Trapper Keepers and '90s gel pens.
The poll also found parents are a little less anxious than they were in 2021 and 2020, when online classes were still in full swing.
Half of parents said covid was a top concern last year, but now only 26% say the same. 29% are worried about staffing issues at their kid's school though.
The top concern for teachers is that kids still aren't totally caught back up academically after the pandemic delayed everything.