Summer Snapshot of Back-to-School Trends

It may be summertime, but before you know it, the kiddos will be heading back to school. The heat is on as parents prepare to help their students get to the head of the class for the upcoming school year. Here is a summer snapshot of back-to-school trends.

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One special and sweet way to reward your kids as they head back to school is with something everyone loves—chocolate.




For the first time in the U.S., Cinnabon has – get this – dropped the cinnamon for chocolate with its new Chocolate BonBites. They taste fantastic! These bite-sized rolls — filled with ooey-gooey chocolate and topped with chocolate and cream cheese frosting – make the perfect after-school snack and are available for a limited time either in Cinnabon bakeries or through delivery, which is super convenient for a parent on the go. Get them before they’re gone! And as an exclusive offer just for viewers, you can get a FREE 4-count Chocolate BonBites with any purchase of $15 or more by unlocking the code CHOCOLATE in the Cinnabon app today! Just head over to Cinnabon.com/chocolatebonbites.

Today is all about a summer snapshot of back-to-school trends—and learning remotely is still a thing. However, we can’t forget it’s still vacation season. So, I say, blend the two together!


Family getaways are a great opportunity for the kids to catch up on early reading assignments at the pool or on the beach. In my family, we even play spelling games and go over the time's table. It helps make learning fun. When traveling, finding the right environment for my family is essential. Howard Johnson by Wyndham is perfect! They have hundreds of locations, really fun mid-century modern rooms that my kids adore—plus free Wi-Fi—perfect for working or learning remotely. They offer a free light breakfast and a great rewards program, Wyndham Rewards. Book now, and you can earn a free night after just two stays! Head over to HoJo.com. Back-to-School shopping is all about finding steals and deals.


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Five Star gets it and has an innovative way to turn handwritten notes into a digital study tool. The Five Star Study App makes it easier for students to study anywhere, anytime. The triangles on the left side of the paper allow the app to ‘flag’ important notes to turn them into digital flashcards, and the four corners enable scanning. This is the evolution of how students consume and retain information—you get all the tried-and-true benefits of handwritten notes from compatible Five Star products and then turn them into a personal study aid. You can find the Five Star study app in the Apple or Google Play app store and learn more at FiveStarBuiltStrong.com.