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As for school supplies, except for the backpack most are consumables.
The backpacks are consumables too...
At least most kids I know are not gentle with their backpacks.
They get kicked/dragged across concrete, thrown, overstuffed with books/materials, and generally abused.
They may not be as short lived as a pencil, but my experience is kids will abuse them and wear them out, so you're not going to get 13 years worth of use out of them. (probably 2, maybe 3.)
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