After 20-some years out of the classroom, I am working on trying to return to teaching by next fall. I've been editing and writing for a newspaper, and my wardrobe consists mostly of jeans, tennis shoes and polo shirts - I don't need anything else. I am hoping for suggestions on what I can start buying, over the next year or so, so that I will be able to make a good impression, but still be the active kind of elementary teacher I want to be. The budget is tight, so that is also an issue. Thanks for the help - I'm learning a lot by reading posts here.