Well I went to Lakeshore today and spent a bundle! I still have lots of other things I know I'm going to need to get before school starts. My hubby is getting pretty upset with how much I've been spending too. I'm the only one with the proffesion right now; he has one more year of college. This past year was my first year of teaching, so going into my second year, I know of things I should get to make this year a more managable year. I'm just wondering how you do it? If you're in a somewhat situation like me, how do you get by with the cost of teaching and for those of you who have been teaching for awhile, does it get better? Is it just the first couple of years where you spend a bundle or does it continue no matter what year of teaching you are at? Thanks for your comments!