Several years ago, I joined Adopt-a-Classroom as a way to streamline the way parents can support our efforts in the classroom. We’ve had a handful of donors support our classroom and we’ve been able to purchase new materials from time to time. This year, I have approached the school year and funding opportunities with a renewed sense of dedication.
As I shared in a previous post, we have already been approved for at least one grant and I’ve applied for several others. In conjunction with Adopt-a-Classroom, I entered an Instagram photo contest and I also completed a submission for their #IAmATeacher campaign which they were planning on unveil today, World Teacher Day 2015.
When I received the email today sharing the announcement of their project, I was excited to read through all the profiles of teachers, especially those fellow teachers from Michigan, not realizing that they were selecting only one teacher profile for each state.
So imagine my surprise and gratitude to find that our class page is listed for Michigan. While there are many frustrations and challenges that come with the use of technology, this opportunity to put our students’ needs and our plans to meet them in the forefront of people’s minds is one of the amazing assets! I am so grateful for this opportunity and hope that our classroom is adopted as a result!