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 […]

Screen Shot 2015-10-07 at 2.26.32 PMHalloween Fun for Kinders, High Schoolers, and Everyone In-Between

You never outgrow Halloween. Which means that every level of teacher can get creative with their Halloween celebration, from totally adorable to absolutely terrifying. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite ideas for treats, games, and learning activities to make your planning a breeze! Plus, #BICFightForYourWrite has some great writing prompts for students of all ages! […]