However, to an educator, a lot of those fine handcrafted arts aren't exactly priceless. They’re more like little investments that can still come with a steep price tag. Some higher than 50 cents a piece for a single, small, square-covering.
Did you know, it’s estimated that educators pay for 87% of the “necessity” school supplies needed in their classrooms? That’s a big investment. When polled, 99.5 % of educators said they spent their own money on supplies; with 10% saying they spent more than $1000! It’s suspected that the other .5% didn't completely shade in the bubble.
When a parent sends their child to school they’re making an investment. When a parent checks to see if their child’s homework assignments is done every night -- they’re making an investment, and when they step into their child’s classroom for the first time (second time for parents that couldn't help embarrassing their little ones on the first day of school), they’re making an investment.
With all the investments that a parent knows they've made, it can sometimes be easy for them to forget, or better yet, to overlook. Despite the classroom being the perfect place to find countless examples of how much a teacher personally invests in each child’s education, parents and many other untrained eyes sometimes overlook these investments. Investments that far outgo what is mandated, and by now( in the case of an untrained eye), obviously more than what is expected.
What would you buy for your job with $1000?