Do you have a list of books that you'd love to have for your students but you just can't keep pouring your own money into your classroom library? Do you go through dry erase markers like they grow on trees?
You need to create an Amazon Wish List!
Amazon Wish Lists are great for asking for specific supplies for your classroom. It's simple and easy to share the link to your Wish List via Social Media, emails, letters, blogs, etc. too.
First, you need to create an Amazon account. If you don't have one already [click here].
Next you'll want to create your Wish List.
You'll see this button on the far right hand side of your screen. Click the drop down button and choose 'Create A Wish List'.
You then need to choose if your list is for you, a friend, or a child. I created my list for me.
Give your list a fun name, and be sure to include a description. I was sure to write where I graduated from, any degrees I hold, where and what I teach.
Now your Wish List is done! Here's the fun part, you get to begin shopping for your classroom! Simply search Amazon as if you were looking to buy something. On the right hand side, you'll choose 'Add To Wish List'. This is located underneath the 'Add to Cart' button. You can even choose from a drop down list if you create multiple lists.
Finally, you need to share your Wish List. As a first year teacher last year, I shared mine with family members and friends. Most of my loved ones realized how hard setting up a classroom was when you're starting from scratch and they were happy to help. Also, after checking with your administration, you could include the link to your Classroom Wish List in your weekly newsletters or even on your classroom site. I have my Wish List linked up on my Blog, my Facebook, and I will send this to friends and family again this year around Christmas time.
Do you have a Wish List? How do you use it in your classroom? Who do you share it with?
Leave your link in the comments!