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Tips for Getting the Best Shipping Rate on the AdoptAClassroom.org Marketplace

The AdoptAClassroom marketplace is a one-stop-shop for educational resources including books, office supplies, flexible seating, musical instruments and more! Our extensive online marketplace is made possible by our vendor partners who are essential in supporting us as a nonprofit organization. Their support also allows our online donors to give 100% directly to their favorite teacher […]

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How to Create a Classroom Page

Creating a classroom page on AdoptAClassroom.org is the first step in purchasing the resources you need most for your classroom. Think of your AdoptAClassroom.org classroom page as the primary method of sharing your classroom’s unique story. This page can be searched by donors on adoptaclassroom.org, and even shared directly within your communities. Creating a page […]

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Six Tips for Communicating Student Progress to Parents

Mumble the words “report card” and watch teachers shudder with dread. When report cards are due, we dash madly to our school-issued computers to compile weeks’ worth of data into a single number or letter. We work into the night. Afterward, we struggle with the feeling that it wasn’t enough. The truth is that it’s […]

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Mental Health in the Classroom: Resources for Elementary Teachers

Millions of our nation’s students are dealing with mental health related problems, according to NPR Ed. When students need help, teachers are often the first responders. So, we talked to Melody Stiles, a third-grade teacher certified in special education, to learn some things teachers can do right now to support the mental health needs of […]

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Tips for Teachers: How to Take Photos of Your Students and Protect Their Privacy

We often ask teachers who receive donations on our site to send in photos of their classrooms and students as a way to thank their generous corporate sponsors and donors. Photos connect your supporters  directly to your classroom. When they see the positive impact they had on your students, they’re motivated to give again! We […]

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Self-Care Tips: From Teachers, To Teachers!

We don’t need to tell you how demanding your job can be. Between grading, lesson-planning, and more than a little bit of crisis management, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So we decided to ask teachers how they practice self-care – Here are some of the top responses! 1. Make time for yourself  “I make sure […]

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#PackYourBag: Make a List, Check it Twice

No two classrooms are the same, and nobody knows your classroom better than you. So before you even start asking for donations, it’s a good idea to make a list of everything your classroom needs. Your list will be unique and you’ll use it to tell a story about the students you teach. Some teachers […]

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We’re Launching the Next 20 Years of Classroom Crowdfunding

In 1998, we had a simple and innovative idea: give classrooms a way to fundraise for the school supplies they need. From the beginning we relied on new technology to further our mission, making us one of the first crowdfunding sites ever. The upcoming 2017-2018 school year will mark 20 years of AdoptAClassroom.org. A lot […]

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Introducing Our Newest Vendor: Your Dollar Buys!

We are excited to announce our newest vendor, Your Dollar Buys! Who are they? Your Dollar Buys is a family-owned business focused on producing and sourcing wholesale items at a discounted price. They work directly with manufacturers in order to get you the best possible deal.   What do they offer? Your Dollar Buys offers […]

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