If you had $100-$300 to spend

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  1. 2ndTimeAround

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    what would you buy?

    Not simple supplies like markers and paper. Something instructional that could benefit your current class and classes to come. At least three years' use out of it.

    What would you buy if someone offered your class a grant for an item that cost $300 or less?
     
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    Easy for me-books! Lots and lots of books of different genres. Young adult, adult; fiction, nonfiction; drama, adventure, fantasy; the list goes on!
     
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    I agree--books. I would choose a class set of books of a good non-fiction book as I don't have enough of those.
     
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    Ok, class set would be doable.

    I'm looking for suggestions of big-ticket items though. Can't buy lots of little, individual items.

    Anyone else?
     
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    $300 doesn't go very far. I can't think of a single "big-ticket" item I would buy. I might look at replacing class sets of books that are getting ragged but my school would pay for those anyways. Any guest speaker I want has prices of either free of way, way more than $300.

    Honestly, if I felt someone else had a good idea, I'd give the money to them. Maybe an SS teacher would use it to get newspaper subscriptions?
     
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    One of the best items I have bought with my own money for my classroom are Communicators. You many already have something like this but I didn't. I use them for almost every subject and the students love using them. There are cheaper ones but these are the ones that I have and they are sturdy (well made). It also comes with a large book of graphic organizers. I have had them for about three years and they are still like new. I use the crayola dry erase crayons with them because the markers dried out over time.


    http://www.educatorsoutlet.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=28&products_id=3325&zenid=777fd60351abf5971a4ab28da315c148
     
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    I really want an Apple TV in my classroom, so I would likely get that. I could then project items from my iPad to my screen.
     
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    Yes, like TeachTN said, an Apple TV (or even Google's Chromecast and Amazon's FireTV) to access incredible video and app resources
     
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    I probably couldn't get it for only $300 but I would really like a dewar for liquid nitrogen. Or maybe I'd just use it to restock my chemical storeroom.
     
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    I would buy something for Science- safety goggles (we have NONE but are supposed to teach kids to use them), decent magnets, flashlights...those sorts of things!!
     
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    I'm buying one of those labelers that connect to the computer. I get a $300 budget, but I'm like you, I'm getting something that costs a lot of money.
     
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    Big carpet for group meetings (elementary). Maybe a piece of organizational furniture if I needed one, like small student cubbies or mailboxes.
     
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    Mailboxes, Apple TV, Bookshelf, Flat screen TV, 2 kindles, book set
     

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