Classroom supplies are critical to any smooth running and successful classroom. Some classroom items are provided by the school itself. In other cases, the district might give each teacher a small amount of money to buy the supplies that are needed. In poor areas, teachers and students are left to provide their own supplies, from pencils to books. It is a real problem that faces teachers and students every single year, and will continue to face teachers and districts until schools get enough money to actually run properly and give all students everything they need. But in the meantime, teachers and parents need to look to other vendors to get the supplies they need, and that can get expensive. That’s why there are stores that specialize in classroom items, and other stores that will offer sales, specials, and discount prices on supplies and items for school.
Another common result of the lack of funds for classrooms are fundraisers. Fundraisers are designed to give specific classrooms and grades the money they need for a wide variety of items. Some might be to raise money for books—and every classroom should have a good library with a wide selection in order to encourage and facilitate literacy. Some others might be for basic supplies like paper—yes, even paper might be a hard commodity to come by for some classrooms and schools. Clever teachers know how to make items stretch out, and the most dedicated will purchase things with their own money.
Teacher supplies include educational DVDs and grade books.
Free school supplies are rare but not impossible to find.