5 Tips for Hosting a Back-To-School Donation Drive

Back-to-school shopping is right around the corner, and teachers are about to feel the financial burden of having to stock their classroom with supplies. Teachers spend an average of $600 on school supplies each year out of their own pocket. Many students come to class without any of the basic supplies they need, and teachers […]

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 […]

Beyond the Rally: A Conversation with Sheryl Crow

In February, Sheryl Crow and AdoptAClassroom.org surprised Kennett High School teachers and students at a morning pep rally. With the help of Farmer’s Insurance, we awarded each teacher $600 for classroom supplies.   Today Show for their Show Heart Today series. After the Pep Rally, Sheryl sat down with Chief Operating Officer of AdoptAClassroom.org, Ann Pifer, […]

Art Institutes Honors Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, The Art Institutes and AdoptAClassroom.org acknowledged nine Twin Cities teachers for their outstanding work. South High School, Patrick Henry High School, and Highland Park High School each received a $1000 donation to purchase supplies for their honored teachers’ classrooms. The Arts Institutes International Minneapolis President Jennifer Sorenson and AdoptAClassroom.org Executive Director Ann […]

Star Teachers Get Quite the Surprise in North Minneapolis

AdoptAClassroom.org celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week with a BIG surprise for teachers. Check out this segment on our local station in Minneapolis, KARE 11 News, to see the surprise in action. On Teacher Appreciation Day, AdoptAClassroom.org joined KARE 11 to surprise five Nellie Stone Johnson Elementary School teachers in their classroom. We were on a mission to recognize “NAZ Star Teachers” and […]

Kennett Teacher Empowered to Bring Technology to Her Classroom

With help from Farmers Insurance, AdoptAClassroom.org and Sheryl Crow surprised every Kennett High School teacher with a $600 classroom adoption in February. Check out the impact this surprise had in one science teacher’s classroom. Michelle McMullan teaches Chemistry at Kennett High School in Missouri. Her chemistry classroom’s budget is approximately $2,000, which isn’t nearly as much as […]

Teacher-Funded Classroom Makes Collaboration a Top-Priority

Katherine Haulter teaches 92 students in her 6th and 8th grade Honors English classes at River Valley Middle School in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Her classroom’s budget is completely self-funded, so she has to rummage for class materials or spend her own money to supply them. She spends around $3,000 each year to keep her classroom stocked with […]

5 Reasons to Appreciate Teachers This Week

Teachers everywhere deserve acknowledgment every day for their role in shaping young minds. This year, Teacher Appreciation Day falls on May 3. Don’t miss the chance to remind your favorite teachers of how much they mean to you. We know you already have great, heartfelt reasons to thank your teachers. But here are some other, silly […]

Fundraising is Instrumental in Bringing Supplies to this Music Room

Music teacher Kyle Manley understands the important role supplies play in the classroom. His Band, Orchestra, and Guitar classes rely heavily on classroom materials, as students couldn’t learn to play instruments properly without them. Kyle teaches middle school students at the Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Almost half of the school’s […]

6 Celebrities Who Got Their Start Teaching

Did you know? Teaching is where several celebrities got their start. From music to acting, the following former teachers began by working in the classroom. Of course, teachers are the true stars to us at AdoptAClassroom.org. 1. Sheryl Crow After receiving a degree in music education from the University of Missouri, Sheryl Crow became a third-grade music […]

First Grade Classroom Thanks BIC for Pencil Donation

In 2014, BIC launched their Fight For Your Write mission to help preserve the act of handwriting in an increasingly digital world. For every person that signs BIC’s online pledge to celebrate handwriting in their home and community, the company donates a pen or pencil to AdoptAClassroom.org. These writing utensils are then sent to classrooms across the United States that […]