RE: [art_education] Supplies?
- Do any of you have to buy every art supply the students use? Any suggestions
as to how I should figure how many packs to buy
I purchase everything for my 500+ elementary students with a budget of $5 per
student from their book fees. I used to have each of them bring a pencil, but
after having a boy stab a girl in the arm while in line... never again.
I order everything in sets of 6 because I have my art room set up that way,
with 6 tables (4 students at each). I have found that I can generally get away
with only ordering 6 of each supply for the year, unless it is something I
know we will be using frequently. (Ex: 6 boxes of each type of markers, 6 sets
of Prismacolor pencils, 6 sets of oil pastels, etc.)
When I began teaching 12 years ago, I went to the Dollar Store and bought
those plastic shoe boxes- 6 blue boxes for the marker sets, 6 yellow for the
crayons, 6 red for the colored pencils, etc. So, each table has their own box
of each type of supply. I then weed out the old junk each year and add the
new. Hope that makes sense! If we were in school right now, I'd post a
It has worked out well over the years.
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