Are you wondering how much money do teachers spend on their classrooms each year? I am about to start my 16th year of teaching and I have had about 14 different classroom themes. Luckily, if you are a teacher or know a teacher, I teamed up with Savings.com for an awesome giveaway called the Great Teacher Giveback. This post is sponsored by Sivan Social. All comments and opinions are my own.
How much money do teachers spend on their classrooms?
It is actually hard for me to think of how much I spend on my classroom since I usually do it in pieces and try to collect as much as I can each year. Some teachers spend a lot more money on their classrooms than others. Some of the things that I have purchased for my classroom include a Cricut Machine, Student Breakfast Bars and Snacks, Stickers, Bulletin Board Paper and Decor, lamps, rugs, microwave, coffee maker, female hygiene products, cardstock, vinyl, and so much more! I know some teachers spend hundreds and hundreds on their classrooms just to help create some equity in their room for students who might not have the same resources as others.
I don’t only spend money to help with resources, but a classroom environment is very important along with creating relationships with students. I believe parents understand that a little bit more after Covid. For a minute teachers became superheroes when parents had to manage only two kids without even having to provide lessons, grading, and more.
Getting help on resources is tough. I shared an Amazon wish list on a couple of social media sites this year and last year. This year nobody was able to help out and last year I had two people purchase off my list out of the 10 items I had listed. I eventually purchased them once my budget opened up. Here is some research that Savings.com conducted:
- The average amount teachers spend without getting reimbursed is $511. One in four teachers spends over $750 on supplies.
- A quarter of teachers say their schools don’t provide any funds at all for classroom supplies.
- Only 25 percent of students are sent to school with all or most of what’s requested on back-to-school supply lists given to their parents.
Great Teacher Giveback
If you are a teacher, Savings.com is doing an awesome giveaway to help us out! Click the banner and quickly enter! Be ready to share a picture of your classroom and how you would spend the money to improve it. You can also nominate teacher friends! Feel free to share with other teachers! Check out their Great Teacher Giveback!