Help me spend $40k

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  1. Lynn K.

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    We just found out that we have $40,000 to spend by June 30! What are some things you would order if you had the funds?
     
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    BOOKS!!!!!! And shelves for the books!

    New encyclopedias.

    Technology--document cameras!!
     
  4. Ms. I

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    - As many laptops as you can buy...if you don't have them already

    - All new desktops that you have room for

    - SmartBoard

    - Nice new teacher desk, teacher chair, student desks & charis

    - 1 or 2 kidney-shaped tables w/ chairs if you have room

    •Classroom Technology Systems
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    •Remote Energy Management
    •Climate Control
    •Lighting Automation
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    •Drapes, Shades, Screens
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    •Acoustical Treatments
     
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    An Elmo!
     
  6. Aliceacc

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    I'm guessing you can't buy me a timeshare in Orlando?? Or redo my kitchen???

    OK, you know this is probably a one-shot deal, so you want things you wouldn't be able to afford next year.

    How's the roof? The boiler?? We're installing some sort of a solar heating thing this summer that's supposed to save us lots of money.

    Could you use a car/van/minibus?
     
  7. Lynn K.

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    To clarify: the money must go for educational supplies or furniture to be used by all students. So far I've asked for Elmos, ActivExpressions, and a listening center for my own classroom. The K teachers want new tables for their classrooms. I would love new desks, but don't think that's on the table. Any other thoughts?
     
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    Microphone to record students reading

    Video Camera and/or standard camera for pictures or videos of the kids
     
  9. MrsC

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    A class set of laptops?
     
  10. Go 4th

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    An outdoor learning area.....like a gazebo thing but bigger that all kids can use for labs and stuff.
     
  11. Emily Bronte

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    I like Alice's idea of the car, van, or bus.
     
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    Video Conferencing Unit...so your school can connect with others around the state....the new Mimio brand Document Cameras can do this-we saw a demo on it, and they are not that expensive. Of course you would need to have the bandwith the support it
     
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    iPads!
    Smart Board w/speakers
     
  14. callmebob

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    I guess student loans paid off is out of the question.

    I like either the mobile class laptop set or a couple computers more for every classroom.
     
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    ipads

    leapfrog learning materials

    educational subscriptions like Razz Kids or National Geographic

    Science lab materials/manipulatives
     
  16. Blue

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    I don't have anything to suggest, but have fun.
     
  17. Hoot Owl

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    Document cameras for sure, books, and more books. Wow, have fun spending the money.
     
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    Lots of technology; document cameras, smartboards, scanners, Kindles, laptops, ipads, Wii, digital cameras
     
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    I love this idea - like a pavilion with tables and chairs that could be an outdoor classroom!
     
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    Laptops, SmartBoards, doc cameras, listening centers, and of course, books and educational games..
     
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    is this per teacher, or is this amount for the whole school..
     
  22. Lynn K.

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    whole school. I've asked for a bunch of stuff, but I don't know what other teachers have asked for. So I guess we'll see.
     

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