Last week, I got an email from one of the coordinators at my school. I have $138 to spend within a short time frame. If I do not spend the money, it goes back into the larger school account.
I have SO MANY items for which I want to use the money!! Here are a few of my items:
1. markers, ours are dying. . .yet, we don’t use the markers much for our final drafts, so is it really worth it to me? I’m not sure.
2. Acrylic paint. I’m teaching 3 (THREE!!) advanced art courses this quarter and I’d love to use some “real professional” paint. But, is $138 enough to make an impact?
3. Colored permanent markers. Those things just have SO MANY uses. But, I’m concerned about the theft issue and wondering if it is really worth the cost.
4. Encaustic paint pans. I’m just dying to teach a more traditional form of batik (as opposed to drawing with crayon/oil pastel on paper and washing with black dye). . .And, I’ve been hoarding all the tattered old crayons, so I already have the media!
What would you purchase for your classroom if you had a sudden $138 windfall?