Math manipulatives usually come with what ever series is purchased
by the district. I have been through several series and have tons of
manipulatives, especially Teddy bear counters. No more teddy bear
Our district provides basic school supplies such as paper, crayons,
scissors, pencils, paint, glue etc...
Teachers buy non essential things such as stickers, markers, birthday
crowns, labels, folders,etc...
As a kindergarten teacher, what bothers me is that the district will not
buy toys. I have been teaching 20 years and the only new toys that
have entered my classroom are the ones I have purchased at garage
sales. Toys are essential to learning in kindergarten, but the district
doesn't see it that way. We are supposed to have a playtime, but
they don't want to provide any toys.
The district used to buy us things to decorate our rooms, such as
border strip and bulletin board kits. No more! That is now my
I honestly don't think our administration has any clue as to how much
our teachers spend on our classrooms.
On 8/12/16, curious wrote:
> I am an admin. on a FB site for teachers to sell their own
> materials, books, etc. that they no longer need. One
> stipulation is that the items cannot have be bought by the
> school or district. On the site their are teachers selling or
> looking for guided reading books and math manipulatives like
> unifix cubes and pattern blocks.
> Does your school or district provide you with guided reading
> books and math manipulatives or do you have to buy them