I gave a receipt in today at the office for some stuff for a science experiment and the office manager looked at me like I was mad because I was claiming back for things for a science experiment that I had bought at the supermarket. Sometimes I claim this sort of stuff back and sometimes I don't but just recently I have been making a point of doing, especially since the pay freezes have been announced. And in reletively few other industries would people be expected to buy stuff like this and not be reimbursed. I also thought about what else I spend. I purchase my own stickers. At my first school they provided them but at the last two schools the policy was ddifferent. At the first school, if you wanted to use them in your classroom you purchased you own and at the second if you wanted to use anything different to the school's generic (and very boring) blue stickers you buy your own. I also buy prizes for my weekly table points winners - now whilst I recognise I choose to do this, it does work as an incentive. I also use a 100 square or raffle type system alongside it with prizes out of the same tub. Now granted these are only cheap bits from the pound shop or power ball and party bag stuff from Asda, but the cost can add up over a year. I have purchased laminating puches and used them at home too (I was only allowed 100 for the whole year at my last school and once I had run out I was told I had to purchase them myself!) What kinds of things do you spend money on? Do you think we should? Do you put receipts in for things? Was I right to put in a receipt for science experiment stuff?