I have been lucky enough to always have a parent or two that would like to donate to my classroom. They often ask for wish lists during the book fair or during back to school night. Well, did you know that you could also set up a wish list with Wal-Mart? You can create a supply list for student supplies as well as a wish list for miscellaneous needs and wants.
You can add the link to an email to your parents or on your class website. Who knows? Your wish list just might magically appear at your classroom door one day.