Teacher Uses Supplies to Get Students Excited About Math

As a student, Jameson Ivey struggled with math. As a math teacher, she incorporates fun activities to engage her students during class. “I could probably teach with just a textbook and a plain piece of paper but it’s not engaging.” Ivey teaches sixth grade math to about 100 students per year at Battle Creek Middle […]

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#IAmATeacher 50 States, 51 Stories

“We’re teachers and teaching is our life.” – Jolie B., Kindergarten Teacher Every day, teachers get up in front of their classrooms and do their jobs, and it’s a hard job. Still, teachers will often be the first ones to tell you that, despite the challenges, teaching is a beautiful profession. So we wanted to gather some of […]

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Seattle lawyer shocked by shrinking teacher budgets

When Katie Moore heard about one teacher’s classroom budget for the year, she was shocked. “I was out to dinner with a young a woman who teaches at a public school in San Diego,” she explained. “She finished her budget and she had $100 left for the year. That meant she would have to spend […]

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Infographic: Recent AAC Survey Results on Teacher Spending

We asked and teachers told us: they are still spending more than their fair share on supplies each year. Supplies make an impact. Teachers and students deserve the opportunity to purchase what they really need right away. Check out how you can help these classrooms succeed with… …hands-on experiences. “I teach over 100 5th grade science students. Without AdoptAClassroom.org, I wouldn’t […]

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“Don’t be afraid to be loud:” Jolie’s Success Story

The day Jolie Brouttier got her first teaching job, she registered for AdoptAClassroom.org. “I didn’t know the specifics of what I would need, but I had substituted and knew there were a lot of materials that come out of the pocket of the teacher.” “I wanted to get started and I wanted to get started quick.” […]

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First Year Teacher Discovers Supplies Make the Classroom

You can tell that Kymberli Cosner loves being a teacher. She lights up when you ask about her 4th grade science students. “My students are diverse for sure,” she said. “They’re really energetic and they’re responding really well which is very exciting.” Miss Cosner is also excited to create an environment where learning is fun. […]

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How EVERY kind of parent can help teachers this year

The back to school season is tough for parents too. We know that for many of you, time and money are stretched thin and emotions can be running high as you send your littlest ones into their first classrooms. Getting back in the school groove is a process, making it really easy to forget about […]

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Did You Thank a Teacher at the Great Minnesota Get-Together?

AdoptAClassroom.org was proud to be a guest of MELSA during Read and Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair this year! This was our first year at the State Fair and we wanted to make a splash by asking fairgoers to thank their favorite teacher in our photo booth. We were blown away by the fantastic impact […]

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Paula Cole helps her students find their place in the world

Paula Cole is a teacher who knows how to adapt. She ensures that her students continue getting a strong, inclusive education no matter what changes happen in school or what struggles they face at home. Mrs. Cole is a 1st grade teacher at Emerson Elementary in Minneapolis, MN. Emerson Elementary is a dual Spanish immersion […]

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