For my first post back, I want to share information about Donor's Choose. This is a website/program that allows you to post a shopping list of classroom items you need and have donor's buy them for you!!! I have now had three projects funded and I feel like I have hit the jackpot.
It is so easy to use. You just sign up for an account, create your personal classroom profile and then add the things you want. Once you have done that, sit back and wait for your project to get funded and your materials to arrive!
I have received three sets of books on CD for student use. These cost over $800 and I never could have gotten them without the support of donors choose. I also got all four sets of "School Specialty Interactive Reading Books". These books allow my students to interact with text in so many different ways.
If these items do not seem of interest to you, there are tons of other items you can get for your classroom. The sky is the limit. My co-teacher purchased math and science kits for his classroom. Our art teacher got sharpies, scrapbook paper, and notebooks.
If you haven't checked into this yet, go do it! It's an amazing resource and I can't wait to put up my next project!
Sampling of items I've received: