As students start to bring in items from my wish list, I fill out one of these small Thank You notes to send home to let the parents know I got their donation. I keep track of items donated (Listing here:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Tracker-for-classroom-donations-and-volunteers-2057773 ) and mark them off when I send a Thank You home.
I LOVE the simplicity and organization in this room. There is some color, but it is not overwhelming. I think that the trendy "cute" in the classroom can get to be cluttered and students are distracted by this in the end. GREAT IDEAS.