I would be careful about what I included on the "wish list". Sometimes they think these things aren't really necessary. I would ask for all the equipment I thought I needed on one list. Then I would put together another for consumables that amounted to two to three thousand dollars. Give it to them and see what they say. They can always tell you later to cut back. I know they have what they call start up budgets that sometimes are pretty good. Good luck with the new position.
Teresa in El Paso, TX
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Thank you so much. I'm going to need all of the help I can get. The school is completely new, the art room isn't even built yet! So they asked me to come up with a list of things I want for my room. This includes art materials and storage and well, everything I suppose. It's very challenging, especially because they haven't given me an actual budget. Right now I'm just going through the Sax catalog, listing things I might need for the first few weeks of school, then things I know I'll want later in the year and then finally a wish list. I haven't finished my list yet, but I could email it when I get it done. In the meantime, and advice would be super!
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Congrats on your new job! I am a teacher at a K-8 charter school and am more than willing to share supply ideas with you. Have they given you a budget to work with? This will be the biggest factor in determining how you stock up for the year. Feel free to email me off of the list and i can give you some tips on dealing with the K-8 charter world. :)
Darla in Michigan
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