Put inside classroom closet door. Have a wish list ready for parent orientation. Write each item you need for the classroom on a paper cutout (e. apple cutouts on a “giving tree”) and encourage parents to pick one to donate to the classroom.
This could be adapted to suit my class! (via Team V’s First Grade Fun: “I’m Done” Cups) Students pick a stick from the “I’m Done” cup and work on an activity when they are finished with their work. Teachers can range the activities depending on the grade.