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and I seriously need nothing. The only thing I can think of is the table top easels with rip off dry erase pages. I share a room with 2 others and I have literally one shelf to put stuff on. Please help me spend my money. It has to be on a particular site but if I'll look to see if what you suggest is available there.


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Headphones? I inherited a classroom set and have a really good class and we still have had half the set break by this point in the school year.

Also, I recently ordered classroom library books and found that a lot of publishers have downloadable materials for purchase as well.

Could you use the money buy a gift certificate for TeacherPayTeachers?

All the files are digital, so they don't take up physical space in your classroom.
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I have an old pair in my classroom that I use to help get the students interested in the birds that fly by or live on campus. I would love to have more pairs of binoculars.

I would also like a folding chairs and table that the kids could go outside and work. I would like grow lights and potting soil, etc.
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Can you get chrome books for the students to use? You could get a few for that amount. Or kindles?
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Do you have a document camera?


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require a projector to work as I found out the hard way.
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What about electronic subscriptions like BrainPop or Reading A-Z? Those are good resources without taking up any physical space.

Is the room that you share well divided? With that much money you might be able to buy some move able wall dividers so there is less noise and distraction for you and the kids. You could also look into some storage options. My teammate is in a room the size of a closet and she got these magnetic shelf things that hook on to her whiteboard. I'm getting some of these book bins to more compactly store different levels of my main reading program in: https://www.lakeshorelearning.com/pr...-bins/p/AA758X.

I also typically use budget money to stock up on some basic supplies for the next year- as a sped teacher I don't get anything from students/families. This year I got tissues, clorox wipes, dry erase markers, pencils, notebook paper, and glue sticks.
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Thanks for all the ideas but I have most of them!! We are a well supplied school and there are no big ticket items I need.
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I bought some new offices this year. They are so much nicer than my homemade poster board ones. I also bought some rulers with fraction markings and a clear "window."

Organizational materials? New baskets that match? New schedule cards or hanging pocket things ? Stopwatches?

How about anew project you have wanted to try? We are doing some hydroponic gardens and bought some filters, tubs, tubing, plant food and plants.

Outdoor books to identify trees, birds, plants? Bird feeders for the window? Something that would benefit more than your class, like bird house/feeder, watering platform? Binoculars?

Can you purchase some major trip for the class? Field trips to locations you would like to visit?

Materials to build some ongoing observational platform? Materials for a garden, green house, or butterfly pavilion?

Worm house to encourage composting? Or to make soil to plant in? Art supplies?

Critter camera to observe local wildlife? GPS to do outdoor adventures? Locks and bags to make Escape games? How about some Dot and Dash robots to use for coding and engineering? Snap circuit kits to work on electricity or circuits?

Oh, Oh,Oh!! Wine of the year club sent to my house?


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Can you ask other teachers if they need/want something that you could order for them? Especially newer teachers? Our school psych used to get a bigger budget than us for some reason, and she never really needed it. She ordered some decodable books for me with her budget money, and it was highly appreciated! I can't imagine just not needing a single thing!

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Oh, Oh,Oh!! Wine of the year club sent to my house?
I could get in on this idea too! Surely $400 pays for two wine of the month club memberships?
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I guess I should have mentioned that I do not have a class this year. I'm a pullout teacher SETSS. I share a room with 2 other teachers and it's 1/4 the size of a regular classroom. I think we can fit a few bottles of wine lol
I like the idea of purchasing stuff for a colleague though . That's what I might do,
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