AAC Press Release BlogADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG LAUNCHES FREE VIDEO eCARDS TO THANK TEACHERS NATIONWIDE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADOPTACLASSROOM.ORG LAUNCHES FREE VIDEO eCARDS TO THANK TEACHERS NATIONWIDE Nonprofit Offers Public Easy Way to Shower Teachers with Gratitude During National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12 MINNEAPOLIS – April 18, 2017 – AdoptAClassroom.org, the national nonprofit that raises funds for teachers, today announced it is offering free thank-you video eCards for anyone […]

samsam-blogFirst-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 […]

cyber-monday_2016How to Support Classrooms While Shopping or Selling Online

Cyber Monday is upon us. If you’re shopping online this holiday season, there are some simple things you can do to SUPPORT AdoptAClassroom.org AT THE SAME TIME FOR FREE! Technology truly is amazing. 1. We-Care.com We-Care.com is a super easy way to support any organization. There are 2,700 online merchants to choose from and they all […]

aac_blogpost1Help VISINE® Get Screens into the Hands of Teachers and their Students

Teacher classroom budgets often don’t allow for technology, yet it is essential to give our children a 21st century education. A study by CompTIA, found that 78 percent of teachers surveyed believe technology has a positive effect on classrooms, and 65 percent said it makes students more productive. We’re excited to share that we’ve partnered with […]

First Year Teacher fund Blog 2Help 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, […]

classroom spending blogWhy Are Teachers Spending So Much on Supplies?

Class is back in session for the 2016-2017 school year, and it’s not the supply fairy who’s providing students with classroom materials they need to learn. The back-to-school shopping season is the second largest U.S. holiday when it comes to spending, often it is the K-12 teachers who are doing the shopping. An AdoptAClassroom.org study found that 91 […]

Success Story August 2016vBlogFarmers Insurance Starts the School Year Brighter for This Kindergarten Teacher

Farmers Insurance gives over 1 million dollars throughout the year to help fund teachers on AdoptAClassroom.org with their “Thank America’s Teachers” program. Roseanna Gonzales teaches Kindergarten at Canyon Breeze Elementary in Avondale, Arizona. She was awarded $2,500 to her AdoptAClassroom.org account after submitting a proposal to Farmers Insurance for the Thank America’s Teachers program. Roseanna wasn’t […]

Beyond the Backpack Blog (1)Beyond The Backpack: Preparing Kindergartners for Success in School

In August, parents make costly back-to-school purchases for their children or students. It’s an annual tradition for many. But many parents are unable to provide their children with supplies they need for school. On Saturday, August 6 Nick Jr., Mall of America and AdoptAClassroom.org alleviated some of the financial burden at the Beyond the Backpack event. Together, our three […]

Chloe Cole Success Story BlogFirst-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 […]

Mark Westpfahl Blog HeaderWhy 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 […]

Small Business Blog5 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 Blog (1)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 […]