A look back at how one teacher used her money from one class at a time

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A look back at how one teacher used her money from one class at a time

June 11, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 2:58 PM CDT

EUREKA, Ill. -- We kick off our one class at a time look backs this summer at Eureka's Davenport Elementary School.

Mrs. Spence got a thousand dollars last September to buy books for her first grade classroom.

With the money she got, thanks to her husband nominating her, she was able to buy 1500 books.

About 900 of those are electronic books.

She was also able to get over 600 print books.

"I did a lot of research and found some books in print for $1.00 a piece, ranging from levels A-M. And then the electronic books were 25 cents, so we were able to get a lot of them from levels AA-Z," said Mrs. Spence.

Mrs. Spence also waited for iTunes gift cards to go on sale, so she was able to turn $1,000 into $1,050.

With the extra money, she was able to buy some language arts and reading apps for the classroom.

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