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Mrs. Leija from Pleasanton TX is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Developing Brilliant Readers & Writers

My students need fine point dry erase markers to allow them to practice their handwriting effectively. They also need erasable pens for their practice of cursive on paper.

  • $200 goal

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My Students

My students from Texas come to my class for dyslexia and reading interventions. They are brilliant and are eager to learn! Many of them are artistic. They come to work on their writing and reading skills. Many of them are dyslexic or they simply just need a little extra help to reach their reading goals. Most of them come from low, socioeconomic families. I am working with them to re-train their brains to learn to read in a multi-sensory way.

My Project

These writing instruments will help my struggling students rediscover the awesomeness of writing. My dyslexic students are learning cursive, so I will allow them to use the erasable Frixion pens in place of a regular pencil. These will be a great motivator to help them want to practice their penmanship. The felt tip pens will be used when they are publishing their work. My students will use the fine tip Expo markers when practicing their coding of words and penmanship on dry erase surfaces I have around the room. Dry erase cuts my paper and copy costs. My goal to build students up who can read and write effectively before reaching 2nd grade. The fine tip is important for my students because that will be one less thing for them to worry about since many of them are already struggling with correct pencil grip and placement.

Mrs. Leija
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PILOT FriXion Color Sticks Erasable Gel Pens Tub (with lid) of 36 pk: 10 Assorted Colors; Make Mistakes Disappear, No Need For White Out. Smooth Lines to End of Page, America’s #1 Selling Pen Brand • Amazon Business $36.37 2 $72.74
EXPO 86001 Low Odor Dry Erase Marker, Fine Point, Black (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $8.49 3 $25.47
DE190 - Reusable Write & Wipe Pockets - Set of 10 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $22.50 1 $22.50
Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pens, Medium Point (0.7mm), Limited Edition Candy Pop Pack, 24 Count • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50

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