Maybe I just never picked up on before, or maybe it's a new thing this year... but I keep seeing all these mentions of items on the supply list being for the teacher's personal use.
Nothing in my classroom is for my personal use. Every item is used to instruct the students. Whether or not they touch it, it's there for them. I don't use the dry erase markers to make my grocery list or the paper to print out invites to my kid's birthday party.
I take that back, I do have nail file in my desk. That is for my personal use. But other than what's in my purse, I can't come up with anything in the room that is for me and not used for the benefit of the students.
Examples of items that are for the teacher and doesn't help the students please?