Success Story_AprilKennett 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 […]

Featured Teacher AprilTeacher-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 […]

Star thingNew Feature Helps Active Teachers Shine

Have you noticed the new stars on AdoptAClassroom.org profile pages? We’ve added stars to the profiles of teachers who have logged-in during the current school year. Why? For donors: now you can tell which teachers are actively working to raise funds, ensuring your donations are going to classrooms that need it most. For teachers: many of you […]

Teacher Appreciation 2016  (1)#WorthIt: Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

It’s that time of year again: the one week when teachers get the appreciation you deserve year-round. At AdoptAClassroom.org, Teacher Appreciation Week (Beginning Monday, May 2) is our favorite time of year, because we get to celebrate our favorite people! Everyday we see the dedication and support you give your students, and this is our […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: A Guide to Crowdfunding Your Classroom

You didn’t become a teacher to fundraise. Then what happened when you started your first teaching job? You found that in order to have access to the tools you need, fundraising absolutely became part of the job. The good news is that you aren’t alone. Teachers spend an average of $600 each year on their […]

Kyle Manley Classroom SuccessFundraising 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 celebs blog6 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 […]

Ready For Spring - InstagramThese Teachers are #ReadyForSpring

This month, we asked our teachers to get their classrooms #ReadyForSpring and share their creations on Instagram. We loved seeing how you all make your classrooms beautiful. Here are some of our favorites. Congratulations to Mrs. Ulreich, winner of our $50 prize! Want to enter your classroom on our next contest? Register for AdoptAClassroom.org and […]

aac farmers blogFarmers Insurance Raises a Hand for Teachers Again in 2016

At AdoptAClassroom.org, we’ve been happy to partner with Farmers Insurance in the past, both with the Thank America’s Teacher program, and with our recent surprise in Kennett, MO. This year is no different, and we’re excited to continue partnering on Thank America’s Teachers. Farmers and America’s Teachers believe in the power of smart. Farmers is […]

Blog-PackYourBag#PackYourBag: The Best Days to Fundraise for Your Classroom

In the first four chapters of our #PackYourBag series, we covered the basics of how to raise money for your classroom.  Now, it’s time for you to add your own creativity to the mix. The fifth chapter of the series is like a Pinterest Board of crazy, silly ideas that could make a big impact for […]