The Sunday papers were flooded with ads! I always scour them to find the best deals for back to school supplies. I always dig into my own pocket to purchase my favorite things so I know I'll have just what I need. So I have two questions: do you dig into your own pocket to purchase supplies you need as a teacher? And if so, what is your spending range?
Currently, in my district, we get a small supply allowance. I usually tap that first. I buy a jump-drive for storing documents from the computer, and some other things that I know we use regularly. My favorite items to purchase are dry erase markers, composition notebooks and crayons.
This year, I'm smiling as I am thinking about the crayons! There's a cute new picture book out by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers called The Day the Crayons Quit. It's made it to #1 on the NY Times Best Seller list! It's all about how crayons have feelings too! Check out Oliver's website for more about the crayons...you'll never think the same of the crayons again.
What other school supplies would quit their jobs? The stapler and the pencil sharpener come to mind too...
That is an amazing amount of dollars going into the economy. We spent about $100 dollars this year. But that doesn't include clothes-so it's way more if you add that piece too. Thank goodness we were able to start the year with last year's shoes, backpack and lunchbox. Yay!