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Ms. Schlossberg from Flushing NY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Bringing Back Penmanship

Help me give my students Achance to learn cursive handwriting in the art room.

  • $344 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are from inner-city, low-income homes. Their parents are immigrants and new to the language. They spend many hours in the school building and at after-school centers. Art is one of the only subjects that lets them explore themselves and communicate in a way that language isn't an issue.

My students are eager to learn, have a huge imagination and plenty of creativity.

They are from many backgrounds. By learning about others through art, my students will get a clear idea of what being a part of a community is. Being exposed to as much as possible is so important.

My Project

In the last few years classroom teachers haven’t been able to teach children cursive handwriting due to the ever demanding academic needs in testing subject areas. Penmanship is becoming a lost subject in the public school system. As the art teacher I think it’s important that somebody step up and make these children capable of signing their name on an official document in America. With these labels, table cards and script handwriting tape, I’m going to teach each child in the 3,4 and 5th grade how to sign their name in cursive writing.

It is something, I believe, is just as important in our changing times.

Ms. Schlossberg
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Advantus 75417 ID Badge Holder Chains, Nickel Plated, 100/Pack • $42.49 3 $127.47
Carson-Dellosa Cursive Alphabet (Traditional) Desk Tape • $9.60 3 $28.80
Teacher Created Resources Magnetic Moroccan Name Plates, 1" x 2.5", 30/Pack (TCR20684) • $8.92 3 $26.76
Barker Creek All Grades Self-Adhesive Name Tag, Nautical Chevron, 45/Pack • $6.71 2 $13.42
Barker Creek Retro Desk Tag, 12" L x 3 1/2" W, 36/Pack • $11.04 1 $11.04
Barker Creek Tie-dye Desk Tag, 12" L x 3 1/2" W, 36/Pack • $9.34 1 $9.34
Carson-Dellosa Publishing Assortment (144361) • $8.48 1 $8.48
Name Plates Dots on Black • $8.24 1 $8.24
Carson-Dellosa Eric Carle Dots Nameplates • $7.13 1 $7.13
Scotch Permanent Heavy Duty Mounting Squares, 1" x 1", 16/Pack • $3.22 2 $6.44
Creative Teaching Press Name Tag, Dots On Black, Infant - 12th Grade, 2.5" x 3.5", 36/Pack (CTP4505) • $5.94 1 $5.94
Barker Creek Moroccan Name Badges & Self-Adhesive Labels, 3-1/2" x 2-3/4", multi-design set, 45/Pack • $5.35 1 $5.35

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