Seven Quintessential Back-to-School Photos

Every year, parents across the country snap pictures of their kids on the first day of school. Let’s be honest, they don’t always turn out like perfect catalog images, and sometimes that’s the best part. This year, your photos can help us support teachers. Simply snap and share a first-day pic from July 24 – […]

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How to Celebrate Your Favorite Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

2:00 pm CST: We did it! Thank you for helping us reach our goal of 100 classroom adoptions. There are still plenty of reasons to donate now. Your gift will enter your teacher to win awesome giveaways, plus make a huge impact in their classroom. Read on to find out how. It’s that time of year again: the one […]

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#WorthIt: Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

It’s that time of year again: the one week when teachers get the appreciation you deserve year-round. At AdoptAClassroom.org, Teacher Appreciation Week (Beginning Monday, May 2) is our favorite time of year, because we get to celebrate our favorite people! Everyday we see the dedication and support you give your students, and this is our […]

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#PackYourBag: A Guide to Crowdfunding Your Classroom

You didn’t become a teacher to fundraise. Then what happened when you started your first teaching job? You found that in order to have access to the tools you need, fundraising absolutely became part of the job. The good news is that you aren’t alone. Teachers spend an average of $600 each year on their […]

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Teachers2Teachers: How to Engage Tough-to-Reach Parents

When it comes to giving advice about teaching, there’s no one better to ask than your peers. That’s why we’ve started Teacher2Teachers, a space where you can ask hard questions and share knowledge. This month, Jana had a great question, and you all had even better answers. How can you engage a parent who doesn’t […]

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These Teachers are #ReadyForSpring

This month, we asked our teachers to get their classrooms #ReadyForSpring and share their creations on Instagram. We loved seeing how you all make your classrooms beautiful. Here are some of our favorites. Congratulations to Mrs. Ulreich, winner of our $50 prize! Want to enter your classroom on our next contest? Register for AdoptAClassroom.org and […]

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#PackYourBag: The 3 Most Important Rules for Thanking Your Donors

This is the sixth chapter in the #PackYourBag series. With the six items in our “backpack,” we’re giving you tools to help fund your classroom. To read the first chapter, click here.  We all know that saying “thank you” is the right thing to do. But do you know that it could also increase the chances […]

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#PackYourBag: The Best Days to Fundraise for Your Classroom

In the first four chapters of our #PackYourBag series, we covered the basics of how to raise money for your classroom.  Now, it’s time for you to add your own creativity to the mix. The fifth chapter of the series is like a Pinterest Board of crazy, silly ideas that could make a big impact for […]

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In the Art Room, Supplies are Everything

Art teacher Becca Hanson has a yearly budget of $400. That might sound like a lot, but in reality it only covers the cost of paper. Last year, she spent $1000 out of her own pocket. “In the art room supplies are everything…I don’t think we could have an art class without all the materials […]

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