Congratulations on your new job, Stacie! How many students will you have- that will help to figure out how much you'll need of supplies. I get things like two watercolor pans per table, and then a couple of boxes of refill strips, for example. Also, 4 qts of each color I need of tempera, but more of white is usually what I'll go through in a year. I have about 500 students and a pitiful budget. If I get low on supplies, I turn to the donated supplies, or those supplied by the school to help me get through.
Whoever mentioned a rack- that's a critical item. I use two small ones, to fi the 12x18 paper.
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To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2005 10:03 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] New teacher here!
Hi, I just signed up here. I have just been hired for my first teaching job...a K-8 art teacher at a new charter school. Because the school is new, and because I have no experience, I could use some help, really any advice at all...but right now I'm in the process of creating my supply list. I was given a catalog and asked to make a list. Right now, there is no equipment, no supplies. I am starting from scratch. It's kind of a daunting task. I'm having trouble even picking out paints and papers. If any of you have any ideas, favorite brands, equipment and shelving that has worked well for you, cheap solutions, things I can't live without...I'd love to hear them. Thanks so much in advance!