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 […]

This Valentine’s Day, we’re adding $25 to classroom donations of $50 or more!

*** Last Updated 2/14/19 at 5PM CST: 0 donations remain. *** We’ve reached our goal, but please keep supporting the teachers you love. Thank you to everyone who participated! Still want to help? Search for your favorite teacher here.  ——— Want to make your favorite teacher feel appreciated this Valentine’s Day? We’re here to help. […]

MPR Interview: Twin Cities Principal Talks Student Homelessness

St. Paul, MN  Principal and AdoptAClassroom.org Board Member Ryan Vernosh was featured on Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) speaking out about student homelessness. “No child should have to question where their head’s going to lay down at night, whether they’re going to have a meal the next day,” said Principal Ryan Vernosh. Every day Principal Vernosh […]

New Vendor Alert: Learning Without Tears

Meet our newest vendor partner, Learning Without Tears! We’re teaming up to provide handwriting and PreK readiness curriculum for our teachers on the AdoptAClassroom.org Marketplace Learning Without Tears offers many different programs that provide all the foundation writing skills your students need to become successful communicators in the classroom. The K-5 handwriting program (Handwriting Without […]

20 Years of Making a Difference: Annual Report 2018

Hot off the presses, our 2018 Annual Report highlights the incredible impact AdoptAClassroom.org donors made for students across the nation. Here’s a summary of this year from Executive Director Ann Ruhr Pifer: In 2018, AdoptAClassroom.org celebrated its 20th Anniversary and laid the groundwork for the next 20 years by introducing an updated mission statement: “Advancing […]

The Los Angeles Strike: A Teacher’s Perspective

On January 14, Los Angeles teacher and AdoptAClassroom.org guest blogger Dr. Jakeisha Gibson joined her fellow teachers on strike for smaller class sizes, increased salaries, and the hiring of more nurses and counselors to meet growing student needs. The night before the strike, Jakeisha detailed on her blog the feelings she and her students experienced […]

Tips for Teachers: How to Make a Video to Apply for Funding or Thank Your Sponsor

In recent years, we’ve asked teachers to create videos to apply for funding or thank sponsors. While we don’t often require videos, we do highly encourage teachers to create them. Videos are a great way to connect us and your supporters directly to you and your classroom. When we hear directly from you, we’re more […]

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 […]

Social Media Toolkit: Holiday Fundraising Edition

Nearly 1/3 of annual giving happens in December, so now is the perfect time to fundraise for your classroom. Not sure where to start? We created an easy to follow social media toolkit for holiday fundraising. Check out these fundraising tips: 1. Update your classroom page Your needs during the back-to-school shopping season might be […]

Thank Your Corporate Sponsors. Tips and Examples for Teachers.

If you received a donation for your classroom from one of our generous corporate partners, congratulations! Now, it’s time to say thanks.   Why is it important to say thank you? Corporate sponsors want to help. Our sponsors donate because they want to help teachers and students in their local communities, and across the nation. […]

Applications Now Open for the 2018 AdoptAClassroom.org Arts Fund

AdoptAClassroom.org is currently looking for teachers across the nation who want to bring the arts to their students—from drama to finger-painting to screen printing. From the generous support of individual donors and Fresh Produce, we are able to support classrooms with three $1,000 grants and 12 $500 grants. Log into AdoptAClassroom.org and click “Apply For Funding” […]

Enter Our #SpookyClassroom Giveaway on Halloween

Did you decorate your classroom for Halloween? Show us a photo of your Halloween classroom decor on October 31st and you’ll enter to win $25 on AdoptAClassroom.org. How to Enter Teachers can enter our #SpookyClassroom giveaway by visiting AdoptAClassroom.org’s Facebook or Instagram page on October 31st and sharing a photo of your Halloween classroom decorations. To enter on Facebook, comment […]