Hello! I’m applying for a Reddit teacher gift package, and to make it easier for people who might adopt my classroom, I’m posting my wish list with links and explanations here. Regular readers, Facebook friends, and everyone else, don’t feel pressured. Unless you’re easily pressured, independently wealthy, have money to burn, or any of combination of those three, then feel free to embrace any invisible pressure you may be feeling.
Here is my Amazon wish list link. I hope it works. I’ve been fiddling with it.
If it doesn’t, on Amazon, go to the Wish List Tab, and select “Find a Gift Registry or Wish List.” Search for Mrs. Saunders; I’m the lady with tiara (it’s the same picture as my profile here.) The list is called “WTTCHS ELA Wish List.”
Over the summer I did some Pinterest-inspired making over of my classroom, and while it’s not done, it is in progress. Most of the supplies I’m asking for go along with the changes I made this summer.
UPDATE: Thank you so much for your generosity: Jen, Gwen, Tammy, Nioka, and Cindy! I am so excited about how this school year is progressing. Your help has made a huge difference, and I am humbled by and thankful for your generosity.
FOR STUDENT SUPPLIES:
Here is where my student work supplies are stored; please ignore the mess. It’s a work in progress, I have drawer labels almost made, and zip straps and tape to deal with all the cords and wires. Once that’s done, it’s gonna look amazing. (Thank you Debby for the drawers!!) I’ll post the after pics in another piece, hopefully at the beginning of next week.
Right now, each box contains between four and six miniature marker boards, what’s left of my marker supply from a purchase four or five years ago, some mostly dried up glue sticks, and a pair of scissors, and a pair of socks. I color code things, and have my students do the same, on a regular basis. For that to work, this is what I need:
12 packs of colored pencils(Thank you and CH!!)
- Black chisel permanent markers (other colors welcome, too! (two dozen)
glue sticks(Thank you CH!!) 12SIX packs of Crayola markers (Thank you NT!) 12SIX packs of six color highlighters (pink, orange, yellow, green, blue & purple) ((Thank you, T&DB and NT!!)
- Notebook paper
- Copy paper in any color you’d like to send!!
For right now, this is what suffices for each table’s folder.
However, with the supplies below, I could make this much easier, more efficient, and longer lasting.
6 binders in 6 different colors (My groups are labeled by colors, based on the paper I could find to identify the tables)(Thank you NT!!)
- 6 sets of dividers
FOR CLEANING/HEALTH MAINTENANCE
Once kids get past fifth grade, parents don’t help much with tissue and cleaning supplies. I’m not sure why, but trust me, we still need the help. If there is tissue or sanitizer or cleaning supplies in my room, it’s because I’ve bought them, or a parent has sent them in after seeing my wish list at the bottom of a mass email.
- Bleach wipes
- Hand sanitizer
Facial tissue(Thank you J.F.!!!)
FOR CHROMEBOOK CORNER
Again, this is a work in progress.
At the end of last school year, I got a grant for eight Chromebooks for my class room. Thus summer, I bought/picked up the tables, rugs, pillows and the lamp seen in the picture below. I’m currently looking for two baskets for under the tables to hide the cords and wires, but that’s assuming I can find two matching baskets in good shape, that will fit, and still hold everything. Everything in the picture, (except the computers) was purchased via yard sales, or Facebook yard sale groups. (Thank you Gwen, Gwen’s friend down the road, and three other nice ladies who sold me stuff for pretty cheap!)
Ideally, I’d like to have at least eight to twelve good-sized throw pillows or bean bags for student seating.
**Pillows or bean bags
Here is where my yoga balls spend the night; they earn their rest, as they are used all day, every day. They’re great for kids who are twitchy and wiggly, and for kids who are either to short too tall to fit comfortably in our desks. I’d like to get more, because my students love them. I bought three of them in yard sale groups, and had one given to me when she realized what I was getting it for (thank you Debby, Gwen, and two nice ladies whose names I don’t remember!).
Again, for my regular readers, this is not a plea for you to send me stuff (unless you’re purging things and have items to get rid of). I’m doing this for a teacher supply giveaway being done here.
And to all those ladies I bought items from, or who gave me supplies for my classroom this summer, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
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