My new school will be the first one where I am given a budget to order supplies instead of a supply closet. I have $150 to spend. What are must haves? And how much do I need?! I know my classroom is coming with a LOT of glue sticks. I didn't check to see if they are dried out. I am all set on pencils and filler paper. And Post-Its. From my personal collection Things like crayons, markers, colored pencils, staples, tape, etc... don't worry me. I know how much I will need and I always shop the sales. I don't need any writing utensils for myself. I'm picky and have plenty. I have a chalk board instead of a white board eek: ) so no Expos are needed. I asked for individual white boards for my students and they are being ordered out of a different budget. Along with markers. So I will probably pick some up for cheap for replacements, but I'm not too stressed about that one. Oh, and I have plenty of chalk I think construction paper is probably my biggest concern. I have no idea how much to order.... What else am I forgetting? I am typically supply conscious. I can really only remember going to the supply closet for construction paper, outside the random box of staples or paper clips. I have double desks, so I hope that I have enough money left to buy privacy shields.