Back to School Night Giving Tree

Happy Friday Friends!  Recently I had posted a picture on Instagram of my "Giving Tree" for Back to School Night.  I received a lot of positive feedback about it on Instagram, so I thought I would share about it on my blog!
In case you are wondering, I got the tree from the Hallmark Store after Christmas.  I'm a sucker for Hallmark movies and for the Hallmark Store!  I can't remember the exact price of it, but it was after the holidays so it was definitely clearance priced.  
 Here is the full picture of the "Giving Tree."

  There are always extra items that we need in our classroom that might not necessarily be on our school supply list.  For example, I try to give my students a small "Brain Snack" in the afternoon, so some of the items on the tree were pretzels, Froot Loops, and crackers.  Usually when they are writing I will drop off a handful of a snack at their spot.  This is just enough to help keep their brains energized for the rest of the day.  We also have breakfast in the classroom so baby wipes are a must for helping students wipe their spots clean after breakfast.
Here is a close-up picture of the tree:
I made the sign to go with the tree and just found pictures on the internet of the different items we could use for our room.   
I didn't make the sign specific to any certain time in the year because my thought is to bring it back out during conferences so parents can pick off of the tree to donate to our room.
I am including the sign as a freebie for you if you are interested in using it in your classroom.  Just click the picture to download!
Do you have a creative way of asking for donations at Back to School Night, Conferences, or any other time in the school year?  I'd love to hear about it!  
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