Art Teacher Paints a Picture of the Importance of Materials in Her Classroom

Jaclyn Cairncross teaches IB visual arts at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Although she’s resourceful, she still struggles to provide all of the materials her students need each year. While she says her school’s supply budget is relatively good, mapping out materials for the entire year with two other visual art teachers can be difficult. An […]

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First-Year Teacher Crowdfunds to Enhance Classroom’s Literacy Instruction

During her first year teaching, Chloe Cole taught 2nd grade at Wilshire Park Elementary in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was surprised by how much teachers have to spend to bring basic school supplies to the classroom. To help supplement the lack of supplies, she started fundraising on AdoptAClassroom.org and raised over $900. “I buy a lot of supplies […]

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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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