Support AdoptAClassroom.org Teachers at Select Christopher & Banks Stores August 12!

Stop into Christopher & Banks’s Denim Dash on Saturday, August 12th to support AdoptAClassroom.org. While you’re in store, be sure to enter to win a free pair of denim. Two winners in each store will be selected. To learn more about how you can help teachers, visit any of the 29 participating stores on August 12, […]

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#PackYourBag: Building a Narrative

Crowdfunding is one of the most powerful fundraising tools out there. Anyone with an internet connection can make a pitch to the whole world. Everyone who reads your story or visits your page could be your next classroom donor. There are a lot of people and nonprofits asking for support online, so let’s help your […]

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Teachers’ Lounge-BIG Funding Opportunities!

This month, we’re launching two awesome new ways for you to fund your classrooms, and Farmers Insurance continues their support of teachers: Highest-Needs Classroom Fund If you teach at a Title 1 school and are in need of classroom supplies and materials, you may be eligible to receive funds thanks to Kohl’s! The grants range […]

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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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Help Us Raise a Hand for First-Year Teachers!

Many first-year teachers are walking into nearly empty classrooms this fall, only to find out that they’re responsible for stocking them with supplies. This problem affects both teachers and their students, so AdoptAClassroom.org is lending a hand with our Twin Cities, MN and Columbus, OH First-Year Teacher Funds. With these funds, new teachers working for Twin Cities, Minnesota and Columbus, […]

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Why Artifacts Help This History Teacher Captivate His Students

Mark Westpfahl teaches 6th and 7th grade History at Capitol Hill Magnet School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He doesn’t want to teach in a lackluster environment,  so Mark fills his room with engaging “artifacts” that tell stories. “A classroom that’s just dull, drab, or a little bit boring doesn’t inspire kids to want to learn,” said […]

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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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Our Favorite Day of the Year

Yesterday, all across the country, people took time out of their lives to remember a teacher who made a difference in their life, and to thank them for all they do. Teacher Appreciation Day is always a special day for us at AdoptAClassroom.org, but this year was truly above and beyond. The excitement and enthusiasm […]

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Guest Blogger: A TEACHER’S PERSPECTIVE

By Jake McDuffee, Language Arts Teacher, Winchester Village Elementary When I first signed up for Adopt-A-Classroom, I was excited about the opportunity to get supplies for my classroom. I was fortunate enough to be adopted by a donor almost immediately. I told a colleague about the program and the following year, we both were adopted […]

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