My students are funny, determined, kind, and smart, and they are working toward sharing these traits with one another. They also are learning how to show others these traits in a more formal setting. Since many of these students are more comfortable with interacting with others through their phones than in a face-to-face environment, one of my goals as their teacher is to provide opportunities for them to practice sharing their amazing personalities with one another in an entirely in-person environment.
Studies have shown that physically writing helps students retain information and improve skills, but providing the materials to practice this can be costly for teachers. By helping me with this project, you will be helping students practice their writing skills by providing them with the tools they need to succeed (pens, pencils, glue, paper). While these tools might seem to be inexpensive, many students come to school without these essentials, so I often need to provide them for the students who need them most. With these tools, students will be able to write by hand and physically edit their work.
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