Love to Joplin, MO

Last night I came across Mrs. Wills Kindergarten Blog. Mrs. Wills is from Missouri, and this week she was contacted by Erica, a sweet Kindergarten teacher in Joplin, Missouri. In May 2011, the city of Joplin was torn apart by an F5 tornado. Many of their schools were destroyed and the teachers there were left with nothing.

Irving Elementary School in Joplin, MO

Seeing the devastation that these teachers and students have had to endure, reminds me how lucky our Mableton family really is. As I watch new Mableton being built each day, I know that as a school and community we have so much to be thankful for.

I wanted to help out so I sent all of my TPT units to Erica in Joplin. I hope she will find some use for them and that they can help other teachers as well.

If you would like to send some love to Joplin here’s what you can do:

  • If you are a teacher you can send teaching materials to Erica directly at:
  • You can purchase a gift card to TeachersPayTeachers to send to Erica and other teachers in her district.
  • Donate directly to Joplin Schools.
  • Visit Mrs. Wills Kindergarten blog and link up to help spread the word!



  1. 1

    You have a terrific site here! I am so glad I found it and I am your newest follower!
    Come see me too!
    ­ Kindergarten Lifestyle

  2. 3

    Miss McClure what grade will you be teaching.
    I may get you again.

    • 4
      Bethany McClure says:

      Hey Daniel – I will be teaching 1st grade again next year! I bet you will like your new teacher. You can always visit me! I’m so excited about our new school. It is going to be so big!

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