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. Your support is needed!

Sponsor: Dollar General Literacy Foundation provided 53 to first grade

Supply closet

We sponsor a supply closet where kindergarten and first-grade teachers can “grab and go.”  We stock the closet with everything from “beginner” pencils to small-ear headphones to kid-sized materials.  A complete listing of school supplies is found here.

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

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

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

*A 2021 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)