Hello All, I am just wondering how everyone creates a magical place to learn in their classrooms on teeny, tiny budgets? The school I just got hired at is very rural and poor-with virtually no budget for setting up my classroom. Everything I have done so far has been out of my own pocket-but being that I am fresh out of grad school I no longer have much of a budget of my own either. I guess my main questions are: Where have you gotten things for your classrooms cheap or free? What do you think is absolutely necessary in a classroom? What are some inexpensive or creative ways you have dealt with a small budget? Thank you all for your help!