I went to the office to get 16 AAA batteries for my graphing calculators. The P keeps them in the office. It was the 2nd time I have done this. The P snaps at me, telling me that this what our $200 annual allowance is for. I didn't use all mine but didn't think to get batteries (we only get this allowance once per year). Just curious, IS it expected that the teacher provide batteries and other misc. items or does/should the school? I am somewhat of a late newcomer to the field and the "rules" have never fully been made clear on this (and several other things as well). I was surprised at the curt, abrupt response - the batteries were for the students, not for my own personal use. as always, thanks for any replies.