If someone told you that you had less than twenty-four hours to spend $100,000, would you get excited or stressed?
I would get excited. $100,000 to be spent in such a short amount of time equals SHOPPING SPREEEE.
Don’t get too excited.. Nothing like this would ever happen to yours truly.
My colleague, Ms. A, received an email today saying that she had a resource room budget for the school year 2009-2010 that was $100,000. She had to get her wish list together by tomorrow afternoon. Every single penny had to be spent and it could not be dispersed throughout the year nor could she use it in increments.
It was now or never.
So she was stressed out.
She had two catalogs with her and sticky noted every single thing that she wanted.
Every thing that was expensive was sticky noted. And anything that was less than $100 was not even looked at.
She was with the high rollers now.
With that being said, the resource room is now going to get four brand new computers for the kids and two new laptops for both teachers. Along with a bunch of games, resources, and hands on material for students.
It was quite funny to watch someone spend $100,000 in such a short period of time. Yeah, she was excited. Yeah, she couldn’t believe it. Yeah, it was awesome for the school to give her such a substantial amount. But it was overwhelming nonetheless. I saw her in the midst of it all, and asked how it was going.
Her reply, “I still have $20,000 to spend.”
We both busted out laughing.
It was just such a bizarre predicament.
She’s so lucky.
My budget, on the other hand, for 2009-2010 for my very own classroom: $500. And this has to be shared with my two other teammates.
Oh, I didn’t tell you?
I got a job offer as a first grade teacher! Alhamdullilah (All praise to God)
My very own, very first classroom.
The training wheels are off for me.
So, let the games begin.
(Please keep me in your prayers)