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Teacher Wish List
We love teachers around here at PPP – and we want to support them! As you probably know, teachers spend OODLES of their own money on classroom supplies for their kiddos, because so much is outside the school budget. Many teachers create an Amazon Teacher Wishlist of things they need/want for their classroom – and we're here to help them clear their wish lists!
To share your list with the PPP community – just drop your Amazon Classroom Wishlist link in the comments below. Each week we'll pick one teacher to feature and send you a $100 Amazon Giftcard to help with your list! PPP readers who also want to help can scroll through the comments, pick a list and donate one of their classroom needs.
Today's featured teacher is 5th Grade Science/Math Teacher Dana, who teaches in a rural low-income area in Northeast Georgia. Here's her Wishlist!
Hi! I am Dana and I am a fifth grade science and math teacher in Northeast Georgia. I've been an elementary school teacher since 2009 and am excited to start my second year as a fifth grade teacher. I enjoy visiting national parks during holidays and summer vacations, and I enjoy sharing my love of travel with my students. I have found it so easy to incorporate the parks and related subjects into my teaching. At my Title One school, many students have never left our hometown, but I hope to inspire them to travel and get outside into their beautiful world as much as possible. This year, I serve approximately 50 students in our rural, low-income area. Many of my students are cared for by grandparents on very fixed incomes. I try to make every day an adventure when my students walk into my classroom, and your generous support will be such a blessing to my students! We have seen such an increase in mental health needs in education since Covid, and my goal for this school year is to incorporate a calm down corner and affirmation station for students who are having a tough day- mentally or emotionally. I want my students to know that they are loved and cared for when they enter my classroom every day! Thank you so much for this opportunity!
Want to Get Featured in our Weekly Teacher Feature This Summer?
Each Tuesday this Summer, we'll do a Teacher Tuesday drawing! We'll randomly choose one of the teachers who drops their list in the comments below to feature in this post – which means an even bigger chance at getting your Classroom Wishlist in front of more eyes. 🙂 Please only comment with your classroom wishlist once in the comments – so that everyone's list can be seen. Not sure how to share your teacher wish list? Here's what to do:
To Share your Teacher Wishlist:
- Start here and go to Your Lists
- Choose the relevant list and select + Invite.
- Choose one of the following options:
View only: Anyone with a link can access your list without making changes.
View and edit: People you invite can add or remove items from your list, change quantities and priorities, and post comments.
- Copy the list link and share with others!
If you're a teacher and you're new to this idea – here's how to create your own classroom wishlist….
How to Make an Amazon Classroom Wishlist:
- Start here and go to Account & Lists and select Your Lists.
- Select Create a List and insert a list name. (You could call it “Miss Amanda's Classroom” for instance)
- Select Create List
- Select the three dots menu, and Manage List to update your shipping address and other preferences.
- Select Save Changes
Teacher Wishlist Ideas:
Curious what kinds of things to add to your wishlist? Here are some popular and useful classroom supplies that you might consider adding to your list:
Invested in helping our educators do what they love? Read Previous Teacher Tuesday teacher stories below:
WOW she sounds like a sweet soul – here's her Classroom Wishlist!
I teach in Cobb County School District and actually teach at the school that I went to as a child. My name is Ms. Bryan, or as my kids sometimes call me: “Ms Brwan”, “Mom”, or “Maestra… I love my little darlin’s! It has been 20years now, but sometimes it feels like yesterday that I started. Other days I have people come up with their kids and say “Remember me!” and then I feel so old! LOL! I have taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, second and fourth grade. Next year I will be teaching Kindergarten again, but it has been about 7 years since I have taught that grade.
I loved that grade level but was moved to second when I received my cancer diagnosis. I am almost 5 years clear from cancer (after chemo, radiation and more than 7 surgeries). I am blessed. I am very excited to be with the Kindergarten Team again next year and to start “our littles” on their exciting journey in education! I want it to be as much of a positive one as possible and to reach them all where they are. I am very nervous though… Right after school got out, I broke my foot so I will probably going back to school in a boot or a knee scooter. I don’t want to have crutches around them, it makes me too unbalanced. I am trying to counter act my nervousness by taking some classes (since I’m stuck on the couch) to learn about how to help the large groups of: IEP (Individual Educational Program), EIP (Early Intervention Program), d (English Language Learners) and other diverse groups that are in our school. We have had so many new struggles with our families this year being in the low economic area that we are in… I just want the school to be seen as the safety zone, the helping area that our families can look to for help, trust and support.
I have loved teaching numerous kids in families. Some families I have taught 4 of 5 kids. They are my heart! I wish I could do more. We have food pantries and had to have more training last year because of the amount of homeless students we had.. It breaks my heart Every Day! I have made a list that has some items that are helpful for small centers for the numerous levels that I remember and saw in the class when my students started the year off. If anyone can help with the items, that would be such an amazing blessing to them and us.
Traci here! I teach at a small rural school in Texas that has approximately 200 students Pre-K thought 12th grade, and I've been teaching there for going on 15 years. I teach 8th graders through 12th graders. In addition to teaching, I'm also in charge of the technology for the district. I'm excited about the upcoming school year, because it'll be my second year teaching new classes. I'm teaching students how to be teachers. I'm excited to try to get more students to go into the education field. Money is a struggle for our school, as it is with most schools. I'm asking for basic supplies for my classroom to start the year off. Thank you so much for your help!
Today's featured teacher is Becca who works with young adults with severe disabilities – here's her Amazon Wishlist! (If you want to be one of our Tuesday featured teachers this Summer – keep reading further down the post)
My name is Becca and I teach high school moderate and severe disabilities in Western Kentucky. I teach freshmen through age 21, with a variety of unique needs and abilities. I am starting my sixth year teaching, and second in this district. I started in my current position after school started last year and ended the year on maternity leave. I am excited for a full school year in a school that I love! Because of the unique needs of my students, I do not have a set curriculum and I am responsible for coming up with nearly everything. I spend a lot of time planning and differentiating for my students. I focus a lot on teaching functional/life skills and I would love to be able to start a student led business this year to provide opportunities to practice those skills.
Today's featured teacher is Kindergarten Teacher Courtney, who works at a majority low-income school in North Carolina. Here's her Teacher Classroom Wishlist!
Today's featured teacher is Special Education Teacher Kayla, who works at a majority low-income school in Missouri. Here's her Teacher Classroom Wishlist!
My name is Kayla Zbornak. I’m an elementary special education teacher in West Central Missouri. My school is a Title 1 school with over 76% of students receiving free or reduced lunches. Many of our students are not exposed to the same enriching vocabulary and experiences other students receive. One of my favorite things to do is introduce these new topics and places to them. One way is through the gift of reading! I want children to see reading as a way to travel so many worlds and gain experiences, even if you can't physically leave! I want to instill a joy of reading, that expands past school. This gift card will go towards the purchase of more reading resources to help my students to continue to succeed! Being a special education teacher is not where I pictured myself, but there's no place I would rather be now! I love to see the growth of my students through the years, and to know how far they have come from where they started. Thank you so much for the gift card! This is such an amazing thing you are doing.
Today's featured teacher is Middle School Counselor Jeana, who works at a rural, low-income school in Georgia. Here's her Teacher Classroom Wishlist!
Hi! My name is Jeana and I am a middle school counselor in North GA. I never dreamed I'd want to work at a middle school, but I absolutely LOVE my job, my school, and my kids! I'm excited to be entering my 9th year as a counselor and my 6th year at my school. I love working with my students and watching them transform into young adults while in my building. I serve approximately 600 students in a rural, low-income area along with one other school counselor. My motto as a counselor is a quote shared with me as a first year counselor: kids who are mad and sad can't add. When we meet their mental health needs, they are better able to focus on school and success! While middle school has always been a tough season for basically everyone, we have seen a huge rise in mental health and social/emotional needs in our post-COVID world! On my list you will find counseling tools, office supplies, hygiene items (it's middle school!), school supplies, and snacks (they love to eat and talk!). Anything is a blessing to my students!
Today's featured teacher is Art Teacher Jordan who teaches in Northwest Ohio. Here's her Teacher Classroom Wishlist!
Hi all! My name's Jordan & I am a kindergarten through fifth grade elementary art teacher in a small public school located in northwest Ohio.
What I love most about my job is teaching all of my students (regardless of their age, gender or ability) how to create artwork that excites and inspires them. I will never get tired of watching my students creation come to life before their eyes, it is pure magic! I am also blessed to be surrounded by amazing coworkers that support one another and cheer each other on!
Here is the link to my Amazon wishlist – I would love to be able to provide my students with these tools!
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