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SCHOOL YEAR ROCK!

Big Jim’s House and Michigan Educational Credit Union want to give you the opportunity to help our local teachers prepare for the upcoming school year with Big Jim’s House Teachers’ Wish Lists!
Each school year, many teachers have no choice but to reach into their own pockets for classroom supplies. We want to help ease the financial burden by sharing their classroom wish lists.  Just click the button below to view the wish lists.

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Amy Yax
4th Grade • Bridge Academy East
Hamtramck

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2UZAZWVR6NWBH?ref_=wl_share

These items will help me foster creativity and create a more diverse classroom library.


Ashley Zemina
6th Grade • Woodland Park Academy
Grand Blanc

Wish List Link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1E8LA96WB0JLM?ref_=wl_share
I will be teaching a 6th grade self-contained class this year! So I’m definitely needing materials and resources geared for that grade level as I taught 1st grade the past year!


Ashley Chamberlain
K-5 • Clarkston Elementary
Clarkston

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2JSNKP8HQPLHA?ref_=wl_share
I am beginning a new position in math intervention this year, and am looking to update and fill my classroom with new tools and resources to help my students work with math in fun and engaging ways!


Eleanor Cleveland
5th Grade • Johnson Upper Elementary
Livonia Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1C90JI1J1G4B?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR0xDgYkXCUhq78Cc-0iCQV8rdTBL24TI3CLyjoQ6yTf0dS98xUtsSLWVP0

Everything that I have on my wishlist is added with the goal of creating a best possible learning environment for my students. I have added everything from flexible seating to graphic novels. My goal is to have students to become a part of a school community.


Jessica Johnson
1st Grade • Grayson Elementary
Waterford

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OROLEIW0O28M?ref_=wl_share

These items will help my first graders have a welcoming and inviting classroom that promotes learning and curiosity.


Jill Cummins
Grades 3 & 4 • Grayson elementary
Waterford

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/4XHU5M3FUHVL?ref_=wl_share

My students love to hear stories, so the books on my list are for them. The other supplies are either for us to use for our classroom projects, or just to make the room feel more comfortable. Any of thes items would be greatly appreciated babies!
Thank you!


Catherine Kawalec
5th Grade  • Tenniswood Elementary
L’Anse Creuse

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/16VT12DXATB28/guest-view

This year I will be moving from 3rd grade to 5th grade. I am hoping to create a warm home like environment for my students. These materials will help me decorate, teach, and provide relatable read alouds for all students.


Michele Mayberry
Grades 6 & 7 • Bridge Academy West
Bridge Academy

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3ENK8CL1X5RHL?ref_=wl_share

Some of the items are to help my students with their map skills. Other help with making a friendly environment in my classroom.


Emily McKeon
6th Grade • Woodworth Middle School
DEARBORN

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2P30Z4Y3ZW68J?ref_=wl_share

I teach at a title 1 school. It’s my goal to create an inviting and safe environment for my students who often do not have the supplies they need to be successful. I want to remove that barrier!


Rebecca Forstner
8th Grade • Central Middle School
Port Huron

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2P2RD127T11PY?ref_=wl_share

Research shows that reading self-selected texts for 20 minutes a day is the single greatest factor in improving student vocabulary, grammar skills, and improvements in academic achievement. My list is full of diverse, high interest books to help them achieve that goal.


Diana Zwolak
Kindergarten • Bridge Academy East
Bridge Academy

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/31YZGOZDGREJL?ref_=wl_share

I have a lot of books on my wishlist. Many of our kids don’t have books at home and having a diverse library for them to access at school is a great way to get them excited about reading. Other items will replace things we sent home for virtual learning and also get back to more hands on learning which is very important in any grade.


Janelle Erlingis
3rd Grade  • Our Lady of Victory
Northville

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1AWL5CDRXMIEH?ref=cm_sw_em_r_un_un_DnGfJ1uNdgx8k

After teaching virtually all last year, my kids and I are so excited to get back into the classroom! This is my second year of teaching so I am just starting out collecting supplies. Everything on this list is designed to create an inclusive and supportive environment for all types of learners. Thank you and have an incredible rest of summer!

 


James Hall
8th Grade • Hamady Middle School
Westwood Heights Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1KJSKXHMWPMDP?ref_=wl_share

The supplies will help my students in the inner city of Flint have what they need to be successful using the next generation science standards. My school is a title one school. Many students are free and reduced lunch. Giving them all a notebook and having pencils for them will go a long way to helping them be successful.

 


Andrea Cirenese
5th Grade • Tenniswood Elementary
L’Anse Creuse

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Z70ALFTX56T2?ref_=wl_share

Please consider donating items to my 5th grade class. I work in a Title One building where many students do not bring their own school supplies. I hope to purchase supplies for my students and books for my classroom library.


Mary Doppke
5th Grade • Emma V. Lobbestael
L’Anse Creuse

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/W66F2KJQ6ETK?ref_=wl_share

These are definitely “wish” items! The items on my list would allow each student to have “their own” for the year. A white board eraser instead of my kids old socks, normal sized scissors instead of the tiny ones that pinch bigger hands!
Thank you!


Becca Kline
2nd Grade  • American Montessori Academy Upper Elementary
American Montessori Academy

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1Y3GNP3X01A5V?ref_=wl_share

I am a first year teacher. I have spent a lot of time and dedication during my years of college preparing for my future as an educator, and my time is finally here! I am so thrilled but also a bit nervous, as I am trying to prep my room to be ready for the new school year. Getting help with these items will help me tremendously but will also help my students. Having a well equipped room full of reading materials, writing materials, flexible seating and all the other classroom necessities is so important to help students learn. Any help I can receive I would truly appreciate!


Brieann Moore
1st Grade  • Ferndale Lower Elementary
Ferndale

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Z4VDPF6LODZ9?ref_=wl_share

I will use these items to enhance my classroom SEL library and use resources for small group instruction. Also, to give my students the ability to choose flexible seating.


Christine Zablocki
2nd Grade  • Dickinson East
Hamtramck

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2SJHFOS7W9RIA?ref_=wl_share

My students will benefit from these items in many ways. This will help provide each student with their own personal supplies. My students will be able to stay cool while learning in our second floor classroom without AC. Thank you for your support!


Jennifer Gorney
4th & 5th Grade  • Tenniswood Elementary School
L’Anse Creuse

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/VNO4IR1X08ZZ?ref_=wl_share

I will be teaching a 4/5 split at a title one building. I’ll be using my list to make my classroom a warm and inviting space for my kiddos. I also want to expand my library with more diverse books.


Stephanie Weaver
2nd Grade  • St. Mary/McCormick Catholic Academy
Archdiocese of Detroit

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/27A9C7L9V8JZM/?ref_=lol_ov_le

They will help create a fun and welcoming atmosphere after all the restrictions from last year. As well as provide us with supplies!


Adrienne Herc
6th – 8th Grade  • Weston Prep Academy
Detroit

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/31F4OJEARACXO/ref=nav_wishlist_lists_2?_encoding=UTF8&type=wishlist

I teach grades 6-8 in Detroit and buy all of my own supplies and materials. I appreciate your consideration and support in enhancing my classroom for my wonderful students.


Alexa Baker
5th Grade  • Blanche Sims Elementary
Lake Orion

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2WUDGDWLTYP5Q?ref_=wl_share

As a second year teacher, students and myself will be transitioning back face-to-face this upcoming school year. The flexible seating will encourage students to stay engaged and focused. While the other materials on the list will create a safe and diverse learning environment. I hope that having these extra items in our classroom will motivate lifelong learners.


Alessandra Baker
7th & 8th Grade Math • Fort Gratiot Middle School
Port Huron

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/PP73HIQ0Z7J?ref_=wl_share

I just moved back to my hometown/home district of Port Huron after teaching for 7 years in Florida! I unfortunately had to leave most of my classroom supplies that I have accumulated over the past 7 years in Florida so these items will help in replenishing the supplies I need to organize my room as well as create more hands-on learning experiences for my middle school math students.


Cathy Nicoletti
10th Grade ELA • Advanced Technology Academy
Charter

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EQN3KQJSB1SM?ref_=wl_share

I work to make a warm exciting environment for my high school students. This will build community as we reconnect in the classroom and collaborate on great literacy projects.


Jennifer Loher
3rd & 4th Grade • Burton International Academy
Detroit Public Schools Community District

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3L6V7J546SU0J?ref_=wl_share

These items will ensure that my students have an opportunity to interact with the curriculum and maximize their academic potential.


Julie Champagne
Kidnergarten • Wiley Elementary
Utica Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3I1INQFXG3UJX?ref_=wl_share

My wish list contains items that will help my students reach their language and math goals. I have also included items that will help with classroom organization. Thank you!


Karrie Kurmas
2nd Grade • Wiley Elementary
Utica Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1FQY9RZEC6UM5?ref_=wl_share

The items include general supplies that are needed daily as well as behavior incentives and rewards for students. There are also many read aloud books for character building and class discussion. All items are carefully chosen to enhance the quality and organization of daily instruction in my second grade classroom.


Molly Mistor
1st Grade • Bridge Academy East
Hamtramck

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3TYMIJ2U8WT4C?ref_=wl_share

My students will be back in the classroom after a year of uncertainty and I want to make sure that I have some wonderful new books to start the year and some other wonderful items that I can use through out the year to help students feel comfortable as they transition to this new normal.


Rebecca Pindzia
12th Grade • Genesee Jr/Sr High School
Genesee Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/VD6PIIQM9TU6?ref=cm_sw_sm_r_un_un_rlqT316R5BSbl

Being able to get my students back into our science labs will make being in school feel so much more like a normal year.


Stephanie Morang
8th Grade • Algonac Jr/Sr High School
Algonac

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/75GFT5WBW2H5?ref_=wl_share

Anything purchased helps students obtaining supplies they may need in order to be successful in the classroom.


John Carter
College • Washtenaw Community College
Ann Arbor

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/T7BWPUOF6RBW?ref_=wl_share

It will greatly improve my ability to teach remotely.


Amanda Wells
2nd Grade • Bridge Academy East
Global Educational Excellence

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/T7BWPUOF6RBW?ref_=wl_share

To help supply students be successful while be back to in person learning.


Ashley Brewer
1st Grade • Keystone Academy
National Heritage Academies

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/T6ST6BKQX3W9?ref_=wl_share

These items will provide beauty and diversity to my classroom. There are school supplies that my first graders use daily (and go through very quickly!). Lastly, there are items that will help me as the teacher manage my day and materials better. Thank you for all your help!


Danielle Artico
4th Grade • Holly Elementary
Holly Area Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2I1TGKM70ORJD?ref_=wl_share

I really want to broaden my classroom library. I’d be appreciate any and all help! I am moving houses and jobs so I don’t have as much of my personal money to spend this year!


Erika Strez
2nd Grade • Edison Elementary
Detroit School District

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1BPMFPCBYK0K?ref_=wl_share

I am looking for STEM manipulatives as well as activities for literacy and math centers. These will be used to improve fine motor skills and improve literacy! Books are always a useful item in the classroom and as a first year teacher, I need many!


Ashley Shier
2nd Grade • Bobcean Elementary
Flat Rock Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2XRGS6TUT9QMN?ref_=wl_share

Many students come to school with limited or no supplies. These will allow me to meet the needs of all my students and ensure their success.


Colleen Farley
Kindergarten – 3rd Grade • Riverside Elementary
Waterford Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/185PXDN8ZXHYC?ref_=wl_share

I am a title 1 reading teacher. I have many students from many grade levels. I need a lot of materials, as different grades/ages need different things. I will utilize all of these materials to support reading and writing for the most at-risk students in our building.


Ashley Straub
Kindergarten • Kennedy Elementary
Livonia Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/E65RZ2PRWZP5?ref_=wl_share

I started at a new school last year. As I enter my 10th year teaching, I find myself without some of the things I had to leave behind at my old school. Also, I would love to add more group play into my room this year after the last 18 months that have been so hard on the kids. I appreciate any help!


Kelly Ledbetter
6th Grade • Wiley Elementary
Utica Community Schools

Wish List link: https://a.co/bY6BP37

It will ensure that all my students have some supplies to start their year. They will feel equal and excited to get started on their goals for the year.


Valerie Leo
4th Grade • Wiley Elementary
Utica Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1JUBQX6SRFNDF?ref_=wl_share

Please consider donating to my 4th grade classroom. This list is a mixture of books, math manipulative, daily supplies, and incentives for my students. These will help in creating a fun and welcoming environment as well as replace damaged or missing items. Thank you for considering a donation. 🙂


Taylor Clark
3rd Grade • Baldwin Elementary School
Rochester Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1HBN2DD3QAQTC?ref_=wl_share

This past school year was a crazy one for everyone. I want to make this one the best one yet for these students! The simplest thing, like not having a snack, could turn someone’s day totally around and I want to be able to provide that for these students.


Nicole Risden
Kindergarten • Gretchko Elementary School
West Bloomfield Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3EOV2H2VQPPEX?ref_=wl_share

These items will help my kindergarteners learn through hands on materials. It is my goal to create a science center for students to freely explore and learn.


Ashley Bacchetti
7th & 8th Grade • Woodworth Middle School
Dearborn Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/invite/gT1kX0R?ref_=wl_share

These supplies would make it easier for students to focus on the material in class because they would not have to worry about getting their own supplies if they struggle financially. A lot of these supplies will also help supplement student learning.


Kira Leach
8th Grade – Junior • Ypsilanti Community Middle School
Ypsilanti Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/BJ0E6WTGNQ9U?ref_=wl_share

Hello! After the crazy school year we had last year I am looking forward to bringing some extra joy to my classroom with some of the items on my list. I teach special education and my kiddos struggled with this last year being virtual, so I am looking forward to the face to face instruction with them this year!


Marissa Lewis
Kindergarten • Gretchko Elementary School
West Bloomfield Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3I0TJ8L8SHL7R?ref_=wl_share

These items will help my kinders express and play creatively and allow them to let their imaginations run free!


Christy Schultz
5th Grade • Wegienka Elementary
Woodhaven-Brownstown Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/IV14CWBM6GQG?ref_=wl_share

I would love to add books to my library that are more inclusive for all students. In 5th grade, we learn about the American revolution. I would like to include the books where all students can see themselves including African-Americans, Native Americans, women, and children; while also adding fun learning experiences like what it was like to live during colonial times.


Meredith Burtch
2nd Grade • Westview Lower Elementary
Fitzgerald School District

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3GTRF7UFOLUG0?ref_=wl_share

As you have heard, budgets are small for classroom teachers and we often spend a lot of our own money trying to stock our classrooms with not only educational items, but basic student needs, as well (pencils, etc). Many books purchased from this wishlist will help me continue to “grow good people” in my classroom. The other supplies will put us a little at ease knowing that we won’t have to worry about running out. Thank you so much for even taking the time to look at my list.


Allison Bussell
Kindergarten • Custer Elementary
Monroe Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/VY1U5O53HKHY?ref_=wl_share

These items will help the children in my classroom have a fun school experience.


Hope Cousino
4th, 5th, & 6th Grade • Custer Elementary
Monroe Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/EZIBWUE0YE4E?ref_=wl_share

I work with special needs students. They are in constant need of support and supplies. I would like them to have the same opportunity as all children.


Amy Golen
3rd Grade • Bedford Elementary
Dearborn Heights District 7

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ls/?ref_=navm_accountmenu_lists&filter=unpurchased&sort=default&viewType=list

Getting these items will help me be more organized, prepared and efficient while teaching! In addition, some of these items will help keep our classroom nice and clean . Thank you!


Rebecca Matthews
Kindergarten • Haviland Elementary School
Waterford School District

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2MA1YO3QRGLQR?ref_=wl_share

The items I have chosen will benefit all of my students and can be used throughout the entire year. I am especially excited to add a document camera to my list. It will help each student see well as I teach and model learning. Thank you for considering my list!


Brenda McQuire
2nd Grade • Ann Dolsen Elementary
South Lyon Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/genericItemsPage/3U3VATTGHCQJX

Thank you so much for your support! This type of promotion gives teachers a wonderful morale boost going into the new school year. We can feel the love! The books will help my students at all reading levels be engaged and feel included in our classroom community. Some of the supplies will help my students as well as myself become more organized, which is a time saver. 🙂 The hands on manipulatives will make learning fun and all items are appreciated.


Nichole Smith
2nd Grade • Mark Murray
University Prep Academy

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/2Z9L4L7UXLIPX/ref=cm_wl_huc_view

These items will help me make Math and ELA more engaging. The colors of the world supplies and various books will also help my students see themselves represented in the classroom. Last year was my first year teaching and we were fully virtual. Being in person this year means I still need many things to help me set up a comfortable learning space. Thank you for any way you are able to help my students!


Patricia Greco
7th & 8th Grade Special Needs/Resources • Regent Park Scholars Academy
National Heritage Academies

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/1LZARBL1LFF9R/guest-view

These materials will help me teach my students how to be more successful in math and reading. It will help me to differentiate lessons and meet the need of all my students.


Chris Hammond
5th Grade • Farrand Elementary
Plymouth-Canton Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1O6I4I9GR563Z?ref_=wl_share

The items on the list will help me to make my classroom a fun and inviting learning environment.


Juliana Spagnolo
2nd Grade • Kennedy Elementary
Livonia Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3F3KKWPU1B6YZ?ref_=wl_share

As a second year teacher, I would like to supply my classroom with the items on my list to benefit and enhance the learning of all my students now and in the future. As an educator you want so many things to help your students learn in fun and exciting ways but only can afford and provide so much on your own. I appreciate any and all donations to my classroom.


Kathryn Young
3rd Grade • Ann Arbor Trail Magnet School
Detroit Public Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/QVG8WJQ6MGBW?ref_=wl_share

These items will help my students have texts they can read and supplies to start their year off right. They live to read and create. Please help my students have a successful year.


Kat Lemon
8th Grade • Chandler Park Academy Middle School
Chandler Park Academy

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/K8AN4S2FXDQ1?ref_=wl_share

I’m a first year teacher. These items will help me start off on the right foot. 🙂


Kelly Dumais
2nd & 3rd Grade Special Education • Hoover Elementary
Lincoln Park Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/XVKND9I8MNW0?ref_=wl_share

Hi! I am a special education teacher! The items on my list will help to build my alternative seating options for each of my kiddos. I have also requested sensory items to help enhance my calming corners and break areas. Lastly, the hands on items will be used to build each students morning work bin. Thank you!!!


Summer Klein
5th Grade • Detroit Merit Charter Academy
Detroit Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/10GNG33M9WLBW?ref_=wl_share

I am a first year teacher and these items will help my classroom run more smoothly and help make my first year teaching a little easier.


Nyree Cheff
9th – 12th Grade Special Education • Lincoln Park High School
Lincoln Park Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1NURU10FXQ5RV?ref_=wl_share

My class is made up of students that have autism. They require a lot of hands on materials in order to help with their understanding. They also need sensory items to help regulate their emotions and get their needed sensory input throughout the day. Finally, our classrooms have no air conditioning, so added cooling and air purifying items would help keep our rooms healthy!


Stacey Jedele
4th Grade • Workman Elementary School
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1SXN0K3GVB4OT?ref_=wl_share

The items on my wish list will be used with, for, or by students. As we head into another school year of unknowns, many of these items will help to provide some normalcy in an otherwise completely erratic school year!


Tammy Daigneau
2nd – 5th Grade • Hoover Elementary
Lincoln Park Schools

Wish List link: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3DU5YO3IFA68T?ref_=wl_share

Hello! I teach kids with autism. These materials will help develop their communication skills, social skills and academic skills. Any help is very much appreciated!!!!