Earlier I posted about my lack of a raise and financial turmoil. My husband says I am not allowed to buy ANYTHING for my classroom this year. I think it's his way of bucking at the system. :thumb: My question is: Can one be a good teacher if he/she buys absolutely nothing for the classroom. Keep in mind we get one trip at the supply room per year, and there is VERY little to chose from. When I say nothing....I mean NOTHING! No pencils, paper, or art supplies for the kids who come without them. No little birthday certificates, no Halloween/Christmas/Easter bags full of trinkets. NOTHING! Every year I spend so much money I can't even keep track of it. What do you all think?