HAPPY MONDAY, Y’ALL!
I’m so excited about today’s post.
As we all know, school is right around the corner and teachers everywhere are getting their classrooms in order and preparing to greet a room full of new kids. And y’all, getting ready for a new school year is expensive! Each and every year, so many teachers use their own money to stock their classrooms with the materials they know their kids need to succeed. They do it with a smile on their faces because they love their jobs and they love their kids, but we can help!
Over the last couple of years, there’s been a movement for communities to pitch in, and I think it’s genius.
With everybody pitching in just a little, we can all help buy these much needed materials. And in doing so, we lift some of the burden off of the teachers.
The kids get what they need and BONUS…the teachers feel supported!
On last Monday’s post, I opened up comments for teachers to throw their name into the hat for me to share their teacher Amazon Wish Lists with my readers. Over 140 comments were left, and I used a random number generator to choose 20 different entries. Today I’m sharing the teachers that already got back to me. I had just planned on sharing these wish lists over on instastories, but I don’t get much traction over on instastories, so I thought it would be better if I made a blog post out of it as well!
Let’s all pitch in today, y’all! I kicked things off last night by buying something off each of the wish lists, and I really hope y’all will join me. Somebody buys a box of manipulatives, somebody else buys some books and markers, somebody else buys some crayons and folders….and all of a sudden the classrooms and the teachers are taken care of!
LET’S BLESS THESE TEACHER’S SOCKS OFF Y’ALL!!!
Click HERE for Judy’s Wish List.
Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! It is so kind of you! My name is Judy Kelley. As a child, I knew I always wanted to be a mom and a teacher so I am truly living my dream. I graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early childhood. I have taught Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. I am entering my 15th year in the classroom. I am super excited that after teaching Kindergarten for the last 3 years, I have been promoted to 2nd grade. I teach at a Title 1 school in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD. Thank you for thinking of me and my students.
Click HERE for April’s Wish List.
Click HERE for Melissa’s Wish List.
No way!!! Thank you isn’t enough to express what you are doing for teachers. I am so grateful.
Click HERE for Kim’s Wish List.
Hi!! My name is Kim & I am SUPER excited to begin my 14th year as a teacher in McKinney ISD! I am taking on a new adventure this year as I move from third grade to second grade. I am excited to learn alongside new teacher friends, and am also very excited to have both my boys with me at school. I will have a first grader & kindergartner! I sure will miss my sweet two year old, but she will be loved on my her grandparents. Teaching is my passion & I truly love getting to impact my students each day by watching their faces light up as they learn new concepts! I love the quote “Do what you love, but call it work!” (Jordan Davis) I love going into work each day! Thank you so much for thinking of me as I prepare for a new & fun school year ahead!! Smiles, Kim
Click HERE for Marianne’s Wish List.
Click HERE for Mary’s Wish List.
Thank you so much! I’m an elementary reading specialist so I work with students in grades K-5. My school has about 60% of our students on free or reduced lunch so any donation is much appreciated.
Click HERE for Christine’s Wish List.
This is so exciting!!! I am a third grade teacher in Santa Maria, CA. I teach in a community where the majority of my students qualify for free lunch and are English Language Learners. They are such hard workers and such a joy to teach. I truly appreciate any help to give them the best learning environment possible and the tools to be successful in school and life. Thank you so much Sheaffer for sharing my list with your readers!
Click HERE for Julie’s Wish List.
Hi! My name is Julie George, and I am from Olathe, Kansas which is a suburb of Kansas City. I am getting ready to start my 24th year of teaching. I taught 2nd grade until I was surprised to find out that I was expecting twin girls! I decided to stay home with them and my 2-year-old son. As you can imagine, there were some crazy days with three kids under 3, but it was then that I knew I wanted to start a new teaching chapter, loving on the littles every day in Kindergarten. Now, ten years later, I still have a passion for teaching 5-year-olds how to “do school” and love learning through hands-on play. Every day is an adventure, but this last year was challenging in a way I have never experienced due to COVID. I am excited to start this upcoming school year and am so thankful to Sheaffer for recognizing the impact that teachers make each day!
Click HERE for Samantha’s Wish List.
Thank you for reaching out and sharing teachers’ wish lists on your platform. I can’t tell you how appreciative we all are for the support. It is humbling and heartwarming.
Click HERE for Suzanne’s wish list.
Oh wow! I am SO excited to be chosen. I’m super pumped! I love your blog and following you! You have definitely influenced me over the past 4 years or so that I’ve followed you.
Okay. I am a teacher in Birmingham,AL. I have been teaching 1st and 2nd Grade for the last 17 years. I will start a new adventure this year in Kindergarten. I have never taught Kindergarten before, so I am nervous but excited! My daughter will actually start Kindergarten this year as well, so we will get to experience the 1st Day of Kindergarten together.
Click HERE for Melissa’s Wish List.
Oh my goodness! This is so exciting and such a huge blessing. Thank you!!!
I am excited to start my 24th year teaching Special Education students in Bixby, Oklahoma. My class has 4th-6th grade students with a variety of needs including Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and Multiple Disabilities. I love having my students for several years because the class becomes a family. Our favorite class tradition is giving birthday toasts. It’s such a delight to hear the students recognize the things they appreciate about each other. When I’m not teaching, I love to hang out with my nieces, nephews, and my sweet Goldendoodle.
Click HERE for Kathy’s Wish List.
I am so excited to share my list.
That’s it for today, y’all!
Aren’t these teachers all incredible?!?
Let’s all band together today! Let’s help the kids get what they need, and let’s help the teachers feel like they aren’t in this alone!
Shay Shull says
I love this so much!!!!!
And thank you so much for sharing, friend!!! xoxo
Angela Cooper says
Thank you for this list Sheaffer! I hope my small contribution to one of these lucky teachers blesses them and their precious students!
Awwwwwwwww! Thank you, Angela!!!!! I know it will!!!!!! xoxo
Love that you’re supporting us teachers! Thank you so much!!
Sandy Johnson says
I would love it if you could help out my students! My room was literally empty when I moved in. I teach third grade at a Title One school in Mn.
Hi, Sandy! I’m so sorry, but I had over 140 comments on last Monday’s post, and from that comment thread I used a random number generator to pick 20 “entries” for me to share. If I end up sharing more lists, it would only be fair for me to share from that list first. Again, I’m so incredibly sorry! I wish there were a way for me to share EVERYBODY’S wish lists. Heaven knows all of you deserve some help! xoxo
I think this is the best post you’ve done all year! Thank you for allowing us to help these wonderful, committed ladies who are impacting children all over the U.S.
Awwwwwwwwwwww! Thank you, Cherie!!! I hope these teachers get some much appreciated help! xoxo
This is great. Thank you for doing this. I wish I could buy everything.
I know, Alexis! Meeeeeeeeeee toooooooooooooo! I hope people are getting some help! xoxo
Tarah Kipka says
If you decide to share more teacher wishlists, here is mine:
I am a first grade teacher with 26 students coming my way this fall. I work in a title one school with a very limited budget. We cut several teachers this past spring and it is tough times.
Thank you for anything! <3 I don't expect you to buy anything, but sharing my list would be amazing! <3
Luis Gonzalez says
Just found this page. I am a first-year teacher and I help as much as I can. Love what you are doing. In case you share again or anyone reading wants to help here is my list. Thanks https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/YATRQS98T3EQ?ref_=wl_share
I am teaching my first year of kindergarten this year so I need to restock!