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:
. 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
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
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
*Survey of 5,400 teachers by AdoptAClassroom.org