First-Year Teacher Uses STEM to Help Her Students Communicate

Samsam Warsame teaches 3rd-5th grade at the Ann Sullivan Communication Center in Minneapolis, MN. The school is named after the woman who taught Helen Keller how to communicate, which is fitting, because Warsame’s biggest challenge is helping her students communicate in their new home. Warsame’s students are English Language Learners (ELL) who recently moved to […]

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January Teacher’s Lounge: Dream BIG with Farmers Insurance

Grant Opportunities from Farmers Insurance We’re excited to again be partnering with the Farmers’ Insurance “Thank America’s Teachers” program this year! Don’t miss these two great opportunities to secure funding for your classroom: Win $2500 for your Classroom! Submit your application by February 27 for a chance to win $2500 for your classroom. Learn More […]

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Teachers’ Lounge: Bring extra funds into your classroom this Thanksgiving

In the November Edition of the Teachers’ Lounge, we’re focused on helping you maximize donations during Thanksgiving time. Your potential supporters having giving on the brain, with the holidays approaching and #GivingTuesday happening next week. We’re bringing you tips to make sure you don’t get forgotten in the craze. Make sure you scroll all the […]

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Film Teacher Uses His Creative Skills to Raise $15,000 for His Classroom

Lance Madzey teaches film and television at Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming, and chose to use AdoptAClassroom.org to raise $15,300 for his media program, Natrona County Television (NCTV), and he’s almost there! Since launching his fundraising campaign in July, the project has received over $13,000 in donations on AdoptAClassroom.org. When Madzey reaches his goal, he plans […]

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#PackYourBag: Make Employee Giving Work for You

What is the easiest and most powerful way to get more classroom donations? It’s not printing flyers or posting to Facebook. It’s tapping into the power of employee giving. With employee giving, donations come to you every few weeks automatically, making it one of the most consistent ways to get funding. Reaching Out The organizations […]

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#PackYourBag: Enlisting Community Partners

It Takes a Village to Adopt a Classroom Classroom fundraising doesn’t have to be a one-person job, and getting the larger community involved is a great way to make a big difference! While reaching out to your family and friends is a smart first step, today we’ll explore how best to enlist help from broader […]

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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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Featured Donor Story: Deb Wycislak Gives More Than Funds

AdoptAClassroom.org donor Deb Wycislak understands the struggle many teachers face in supplying their classrooms. Since 2014, Deb has been doing her part by funding classrooms in Forest Lake, Minnesota. “I wanted to donate locally to a school that was important to me,” said Deb. “So, I went through AdoptAClassroom.org because they are good at connecting to local community […]

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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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