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School's Out- Time to Second Guess Plans for Next Year

This time of year is always a little bitter sweet. It is of course nice to go on to a long summer break, but as I pack up my classroom, I cannot help but start planning for next year. The most immediate concern is the supplies. I have been teaching for 11 years now, and every year I seem to struggle more with my supply order. For one, I always worry that I will forget some basic supply and start the year without paper or something like that, but also, it seems like every year I feel like I blow through my budget faster and faster. The irony of this is of course that every year, I have more money to work with. I am incredibly fortunate to have a generous budget from my school, a generous allowance from my parents organization and a healthy supplement to my budget thanks to Square 1 Art. If you don't use Square 1 Art, I highly recommend it. I had always stayed away from fundraisers because I am in a very privileged position and it felt greedy to ask for more, but Square 1 has been g…