Great news: I got a teaching job!!!! I will be teaching 4th grade in the same district that I was a building sub and a 1st grade long term sub. I am very excited to really "start" my career.
My dreams of decorating my own classroom will finally start to happen in the next few weeks. I am a nanny for two girls over the summer and they are also looking forward to help me set up my classroom. Luckily, I wont be starting from scratch. The teacher that was previously in my room is leaving me most of her classroom materials. That being said, a lot of new teachers may have to start from scratch. I compiled a list of websites that allows teachers to ask for donations and funding for their classroom supplies. These are great to set up a classroom supply registry and share with your friends, family, and eventually the parents of your students!
1. Brighten Hall
2. Teacher Supply Registry
3. Adopt A Classroom
4. Supply Your Schools
5. Digital Wish
6. Donors Choose
The last website is probably the most familiar classroom registry website, Donors Choose.
Since I am fortunate to have a lot of major supplies I will need from the previous teacher I wanted to feature a teacher from Donors Choose, Ms. Armentrout. She is a first year teacher starting at a low income, Title I school in North Carolina. She is in need of some of the basics, supply caddies, chart paper, and a Time for Kids subscription.
Click the link to visit her page: Ms. Armentrout's Donors Choose Page
I think it is awesome that these resources are out there to help teachers and students and are often funded by complete strangers inspired to help.