Find Your Alter Ego with the Ordering Personality Quiz

Today we’re taking you back to your teenage years with a quiz! No, you won’t find out which jeans are best for your body or if your boyfriend is going to dump you, but you WILL find out what kind of “Ordering Personality” you have. For example, are you more of a Spreadsheet Sally or a Resourceful Ralph? Take the quiz below to find out!
Ordering Quiz


If you answered mostly A’s, you are…Spreadsheet Sally

You are one seriously organized art teacher. In fact, I bet you were the kid that re-organized your 64 pack of crayons in rainbow order each year, weren’t you? Although planning is essential, don’t forget to leave a bit of your budget for last minute expenses. You never know when creative genius will strike and leave you running to Target for bags and bags of Skittles!

If you answered mostly B’s, you are…Resourceful Ralph

You’re one to say, “Budget? Who needs a budget?! There are art materials all around us!” In fact, you might not have opened an art catalog in years! Kudos to you for using everything from bottle caps to old milk cartons to help your students create some truly inspiring art. If others take your earth mama (or papa!) attitude as an excuse for using your room as a dumping ground, check out these tips for keeping art room clutter under control.

If you answered mostly C’s, you are…Wishful Wanda

Looking through an art catalog may leave you feeling green with envy. Oh, to have money to buy plaster or glitter or glaze! What a bummer that you’re in a district that either a) doesn’t value the arts or b) just doesn’t have the funds to support you. Don’t despair! Many teachers in your position find creative ways to supplement their measly budgets. If you’re looking for ideas, check out this comprehensive list and try this simple tip.

If you answered mostly D’s, you are…Overwhelmed Oliver

Opening an art catalog makes your stomach feel queasy. How are you supposed to know how many markers to buy? Why are there so many choices for construction paper? Do you choose pre-sharpened or unsharpened pencils? Wait- they make TRIANGULAR pencils? This is insane! If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the entire ordering process, here are 3 simple tips to help you get started.

Are you surprised by the results? 

How do you keep ordering manageable year to year? Any tips for first timers out there? 


Amanda Heyn

Amanda is the Senior Editor at AOE. She has a background in teaching elementary art and enjoys working to bring the best ideas from the world of art ed to the magazine each day. 


  • John Post

    My yearly budget for ordering art supplies from a catalog – $320. I teach over 700 students. The first thing I think of when ordering supplies is how well are my fundraisers going to go…

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  • toby

    I wish I received that much….I get $200 in one school of over 500 kids and $100 in the other with 300 kids. We go without a lot!