More than a third of students from low‑income households
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First Graders Need Paper and Pencils to Learn to Write
My students need writing paper, erasers and pencils.
Teaching 22 eager students to love writing is a challenge in itself. Luckily, I have a trick in my bag with the right paper.
I teach first graders in an urban public school.
Our school has a diverse population. From racial to economic to family diversity. We are also an inclusive school. Each class has students with special needs. We teach tolerance and acceptance at our school.
I have found a special writing paper that helps children learn to print while telling a story. The paper has lines that have a blue "sky" and green "grass". The red "fence" is in the middle. I tell the children to 'start at the sky and go down to the ground' This helps them learn the basics of forming letters. There is also a picture space so the children can draw about the story they are going to write. I also need beginner pencils with and without erasers and some eraser tips.
With budget cuts getting worse every year I reach out to people who care.
With your help we can help children love to write about their lives and the world around them. Thank you for considering my project.
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