I have spent about $100 on supplies (folders, storage bins, spirals for journaling, pens, pencils, books for the library, BB decor, wall charts, other classroom supplies, crayons, markers, etc.). I don't really plan to spend a lot more, except maybe for a couple of big-ticket items which I will purchase with Crayola/WalMart money & class stipend. I thought I was doing fine, but today one of my new colleagues was shocked I had spent more than $10 and had bought more than just BB decor. She, like me, is a new teacher and ACP. My question is -- is she right? Or, did I do the right thing by paying attention to the more seasoned and savvy teachers here at A to Z and making sure my cupboard was stocked with items that will be used?