How much money have you spent out of your own pocket for your classroom? How do you feel about it? Do you feel like it's a good investment? Just this month, to prepare my classroom for the new school year, I've spent over 1 thousand dollars already. My classroom budget last year was 112 dollars (I spent it partially on Boardmaker). How can I write the expenses off my taxes? Does anybody have experience in that? How much can you write off?