Classroom Supplies

Did you know teachers (on average across the U.S.) spend about $750* a year of their own money on classroom supplies?  One of our goals has been to provide the supplies needed to make learning time more effective – and to build confidence in our young learners!


It seems the teachers never have enough working headphones for every student. Earbuds do not work well for kindergartners and first-graders; little ears need over the ear headphones. One kindergarten teacher spent $400 of her own money so all her kids would be equipped. Our support is needed!

Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation provided 53 to first grade

Supply refurbishment system

Colorful supply bins filled with supplies in each kindergarten classroom will:

. cut down on classroom interruptions by allowing teachers to direct students to needed supplies,

. dress up the classroom, and

. make it possible for volunteers to refurbish needed supplies.

Initial Sponsor: Altar’d State, St. Johns Town Center

Aussie Pouches

Chair seat pockets not only “dress up” the classrooms, they make lesson-to-lesson transitions more efficient.  Students store their folders, pencils, etc. in pockets on the back of their chairs.  All seven kindergarten and first-grade classrooms needing seat pockets were furnished Aussie Pouches.  Made of denim, these seat backs have multiple pockets, are washable, and will serve our young students for years to come!

Sponsor: Altar’d State, St. Johns Town Center

Under-Chair Baskets

Under-chair baskets are an inexpensive item. However, installing them takes time! It is as if you need to be an engineer to install the baskets where little feet will not inadvertently break them. Thankfully summer volunteers handle the installations.

Sponsor: General donations

Quiet Feet

Tennis balls on chair legs reduce the noise level in the classroom! They also make it possible for little people to slide chairs around, as needed.

Sponsors: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club provided the balls and Roger Mann, Board member, cut a slot in each one

Colorful, plastic book bins for headphones, etc.

It seems the book bins rarely store books. Instead, they are used mostly to store headphones and loose papers. Most classrooms desire a row of colorful, interlocking bins. Summer volunteers label the bins with student names.

Sponsor: General donations

*Survey of 5,400 teachers by

  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)