If you had $150 to spend on your classroom, what would you buy?

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  1. Ms.Holyoke

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    Oct 9, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    I have recently had a company donate $150 to my classroom! :) I'm trying to figure out what I should buy to make the best use of my $$. I'm considering spending the whole entire thing on pencils since that will last me a while!
     
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  3. Joyful!

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    Oct 9, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    I suggest manipulatives. They are generally expensive and a blessing to have, rather than having to make things.
    Maybe a few boxes of pencils. :)
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    I am lucky because my school has a ton of manipulatives and I got a bunch from my scholarship $$. (dice, pattern blocks, whiteboard sleeves, etc.) I'm on the fence about pencils because I am trying not to supply them. I am usually able to find a few pencils to put in my cup from the ground, but it seems like no matter how many I put in, they'll be gone by the end of the day. So I definitely don't want to fill the cup with 20 pencils if they're all gone in 2 hours. Most of my kids are bringing pencils so far.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 6:29 PM

    Books.

    But I'm obsessed with my classroom library, so it's probably biased ;)
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 6:30 PM

    Books for me as well.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 8:28 PM

    Yes, books are always great, no matter what subject you teach.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 8:42 PM

    Paper. Like, the newsprint stuff. I love that stuff.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 8:47 PM

    Yeah, I pretty much default to book as well, especially if you already have a lot of math manipulatives.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 9:08 PM

    I am currently student teaching but my host teacher also sets a cup out full of pencils. The only condition she has is students have to leave a shoe when they borrow a pencil. They will get it back when they return the pencil. It works great! She has never run out of pencils in ten years of teaching and she adds to it from those left on the floor.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 9:14 PM

    I would probably spend a lot of it on TeachersPayTeachers resources. Lots of great lessons and activities over there! I don't think middle school math really needs too many books.
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 9:48 PM

    $150 gift card to TeachersPayTeachers! I'd have a field day with that! :D
     
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    Oct 9, 2018 at 10:03 PM

    TPT, colored paper, pencils, rewards
     

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