By all means I never need help spending $500 to start the school year with my own money, but make it a grant and I struggle and second guess myself!!! We have had a donation that will allow us to spend $500 by the start of the school year on things that teachers need to buy. The donor wants to ease the burden of the costs that teachers spend each year to start the school year. It was a parent of one of our teachers. So here I am struggling over where to start or what to buy. We will need to take pictures of our student in action using the things we buy, but if we need name tags buy name tags if we need books buy books. I'm just trying to make meaningful purchases!! Any ideas? I have a ton, but I guess I am looking for ideas that I may not of thought of! I forgot..I teach 4th grade! What would you buy?