Every teacher today needs help covering out-of-pocket classroom expenses for items like VocabularySpellingCity's Premium Membership. Some schools provide each teacher with $200 per year, while others provide nothing. Either way, it's never enough, is it?
Adopt-A-Classroom.org is a national, award-winning nonprofit organization supporting classroom teachers by helping them find funds for approved classroom projects. VocabularySpellingCity Premium Membership is now an approved project for Adopt-A-Classroom funding! If you would like some help with funding to pay for your classroom membership, you might try following these steps:
Step one is to register with Adopt-A-Classroom and list the expenses that you would like help covering, such as $49.99 for a year of VocabularySpellingCity Premium Membership. Adopt-a-Classroom has approved VocabularySpellingCity's Premium Membership and other expenses - check their website for lists of approved expenses. By registering, your classroom will be posted on the Adopt-A-Classroom website and made available for donors to select. You may then wait to see if your Classroom gets adopted (funded) or you could be proactive and make sure it gets funded by going to step two.
Step two is to reach out to your network and let everyone know that you are registered at Adopt-A-Classroom! One idea is to tell your students' parents that for the holidays, you'd like them to consider adopting your classroom. Just provide them with a link to your Adopt-A-Classroom page and they can make a tax-deductible donation to your classroom online. Another idea is to use the tools provided by Adopt-A-Classroom to e-mail your friends and family. It's as easy as copying and pasting your address book contacts and clicking send. See a sample letter below. Once your classroom has been adopted, go to step three. Many teachers find that December (the holidays) and January (the start of a new year) are the perfect times to ask for help.
Step three is to spend your donated funds! You will have full discretion to purchase materials for your classroom from Adopt-A-Classroom's network of online vendors. You can purchase resources such as VocabularySpellingCity Premium Membership, which is $49.99 for a classroom per year. You can find a full list of available vendors on Adopt-A-Classroom's website.
To register your classroom today (or for more information) on Adopt-A-Classroom.org, click here.
Sample Letter for Reaching Out for Support