Does your school expect that you provide supplies?

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  1. MrsC

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    I am elementary, so that's per homeroom class
     
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    It’s basically a slap in the face to you...
     
  3. MrsC

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    I'm not sure what you mean?
     
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    It’s like your school is only giving you some money to make it seem as it is having a big impact, like a formality. $2.50/student is far too low, IMO. You should have a budget of several hundred dollars at the very least.
     
  5. MrsC

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    You have me mixed up with someone else. I get `$25/student in my homeroom class.
     
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    This is actually kind of the norm around here. Most of my students bring their own supplies, most of the time, but I still have to pay for everything I want to use in my classroom, from whiteboard markers to paper for copies. I manage to make it work by not buying a lot of extra stuff, asking for donations, and picking up freebies wherever I can.
     
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    I don't know how much elementary teachers get in my district, but I would bet it's less! It's not enough either way -- it's never enough. We are asked to move mountains with a plastic spoon.
     
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    I am an intervention teacher (with the main reading intervention being a core replacement) and last year I got $100, this year I requested $225 and was given that. That pays for pencils, dry erase markers, erasers, colored pencils, and crayons. My students typically do not bring their supplies with them to my room, so my budget has to stretch a bit to reach all of my students.
     
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    Whoops, my mistake, lol!
     
  10. Ms.Holyoke

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    The school said that the family is supposed to provide it. The kid is doing much better in the front of the room though. :)
     
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    The only thing I buy for my classroom is extra things for myself. For example, I love color, and I prefer expo markers, so I always buy a big pack of all the colors, which stays in my desk and is only used by me. This year I also purchased hanging baskets to make organization a bit easier for myself, an old fashioned manual pencil sharpener because the sound of an electric sharpener grates on my nerves, and a cute magnetic dry eraser board eraser because I'm CONSTANTLY losing the ones provided by the school. Everything else is provided by the school or parents. We also get a teacher stipend at the beginning of the year. My first year I used some of it to purchase a bunch of fidgets for my classroom. Last year I used most of it to buy good calculators.

    If you purchased it with your own money, make sure you label it as so and take it with you when you go! I would be taking the sharpener and hanging baskets, but leaving the fidgets and calculators if I were to leave.
     
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    I must know where you got a cat tape dispenser
     
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    It was either office max or staples. I can't remember now, but I love it!
     
  14. teacherintexas

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    If it’s the same one as mine, there’s a post it note dispenser that matches.
     

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