As teachers, we spend lots of our own money on school supplies. Classroom decorations, books, notebooks and pencils for our students all come out of our paychecks. One way to cut down on your own spending and get supplies for your classroom is by creating an Amazon Wish List. Use these 5 easy steps to get started.
How to Use an Amazon Wish List to Get Supplies for Your Classroom
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Have you ever said to yourself, “If I only had a little bit more budget money, I would love to get a _________ for my classroom!” We all have a wish list created in our minds of what we want for our classrooms. Put that wish list in writing, and watch as items appear at your doorstep through the magic of Amazon.
Step #1 – Go to Amazon and look for items you want for your classroom.
As you know, you can find just about anything on Amazon. There is no shortage of supplies for your classroom. These are some of my favorite things to add to my Amazon Wish List.
- An easel
- Chart paper
- Sharpie Chart Markers
- Flair Pens
- A pencil sharpener
- Pre-sharpened pencils – Let’s face it. You can never have too many.
- Glue sticks
- Document camera
- 3-Hole Punch
- Stacking Stools
- Drawer Organizer
- Dry Erase Pockets
Check out some other great teacher resources to add to your wish list.
I try to add items that are a variety of prices. That way, people can spend as much or as little as they want.
Step #2 – Add the item to your wish list.
Click the button that says “Add to List”. It’s right below where you would normally add the item to your cart.
Then, a window will open so you can change the settings for your wish list.
- Choose “Wish List”.
- Give your Wish List a name. I called mine “School Wish List”.
- Set the Privacy to “Public”. That way others will be able to see it.
- I leave the “Keep purchased items on your list.” unchecked. That way, you won’t get duplicates.
- Finally, click “Create List”.
Step #3 – Finish adding wish list items.
When you add an item to your wish list, Amazon will suggest other related items. You can either add those items to your list or click the button on the side to “Continue Shopping”.
Step #4 – Share your wish list.
Once your wish list is ready, send it to your family, friends, and students’ parents. You can keep it public, and people will be able to search for it. I changed mine to “Shared” by clicking on the three dots on the right side of the picture below. While you’re there, fill in your address and other information if it’s not already there. Then, click the “Send list to others” link.
This pop-up will appear. You can copy the link and share it with people or you can send them an email directly from here. You can even share your wish list on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
#5 – Sit back and wait for your wish list items to appear.
As people order items off your wish list, they will be shipped directly to your house. My family members often buy me something for back to school, and my students’ families love it for Christmas and end of the year gifts.
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