(A negative aspect to this whole supply ordering: a high school art position was cut from our department, and we are losing an awesome colleague and a great friend.)
Ordering was always exciting, even when I worked in a district where we had essentially no budget. Carefully looking through pages and pages of options, trying to find the best prices between vendors, figuring out what projects I would be doing and therefore what materials I actually needed ... 'fun, even if I was pinching pennies.
These art supply catalogs have a certain smell, and that smell brings me right back to the excitement I felt as a new teacher. Funny how smells can do that.
|~ Sax, Nasco & Dick Blick ~|