My new school has a budget of $250 for supplies. This is in addition to normal consumable supplies (chart paper, markers, etc.) that you can request from the supply closet. My VP said that in my first year we can go over and to email him what I need. He said he will scale back if necessary. My school is piloting a new curriculum, so every child will have a workbook for each unit and all of the supplies provided with this curriculum. My school already has a ton of math manipulatives (fraction circles, rulers, algebra tiles, and lots more etc.), scissors (which I have too), and other basic supplies. We do not have fraction tiles so I was thinking of spending a big chunk of $$ on fraction tiles with a tray. A class set of 30 would be $185 (the cheapest I found from EAI Education. ) Each set is usually $10 so if this website doesn't work, I might ask for about 15 so the kids could share. I have a really good lesson with fraction tiles that I want to be able to teach and I use it for dividing fractions and equivalent fractions. I was thinking of also asking for folding 3-d shapes for Geometry ($30 each) and then asking for privacy shields from really good stuff (2 sets so most kids could have 1) OR privacy shields from Lakeshore (since I could get 30 shields for only a little bit more). Do you think this is too much to ask for? I would also love one of those classroom timers from Lakeshore but again that's a lot. The total would come to about $350.