September 21, 2005
At Back To School Night, I post a large tree cut out of bulletin board paper. I punch out leaves on our Ellison machine. On each leaf, I write a needed item (highlighters, bags of hard candy, folders, journals, pens, pencils, yarn). I may write on one leaf: 5 journals, or 10 folders, or a box of highlighters. I title the tree 'Room 144's Supply Tree.' Parents pull leaves off the tree and donate items to the classroom. It is always successful. Many parents pull 2 or more leaves.