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Mrs. Puzzo from St Louis Park MN is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fountain Pens Improve Handwriting

My students need refillable Bic and other fountain pens and refills so they can practice writing with their best handwriting.

  • $453 goal

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My Students

One of the best parts about my teaching job is the crazy joy, enthusiasm, and chaos that my students bring to the classroom each day. They come from incredibly diverse homes, and they bring that diversity to the classroom. The best part is that our students are all open to diversity, and they love to learn and share with others. They share willingly, anything they have, and they are incredibly open to discussions about their differences and similarities.

My students are very curious about the world around them, but many do not have the financial resources to have access to anything but the basics.

Many of my students are the first generation of children going to school in America. Many other children are in homes where finances are a challenge. Because of that, our teaching staff works hard to find creative solutions to keep students moving forward. We recently funded a food shelf in the building, and we now have backpacks of food that go home with students. We are always seeking ways to make sure students have what they need. You can help us make that happen!

My Project

My students are fascinated by the cultural differences I am able to talk about in our French classroom. One of the recent discussions was about how homework is done differently, with students in France being expected to have beautiful handwriting and a mastery of fountain pens.

My students want to learn how to write with fountain pens so that they can understand the difference in cultures.

The students would like to practice with different styles of pens and I would like to have the pens last for several years, so I am requesting refillable pens from Bic. I have used this style in my own writing and I find it to be a perfect fit for students. I am also requesting disposable pens in different colors because some students will quickly master the concepts and they are going to want a challenge to keep themselves engaged.

My students love to learn and experience the differences in cultures, having the ability to actually practice writing with different tools will make things real for them.

Mrs. Puzzo
Grades 6-8
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bic Easy Clic Fountain Pens • $67.13 3 $201.39
Zebra Fountain Pen, Fine Point, 0.6mm, Assorted Colors, Non-Toxic Ink, 7-Count • Amazon Business $17.99 4 $71.96
Thornton's Office Supplies Disposable Fountain Pens, Medium Point, Assorted Colors, Pack Of 12 (TOS-DFPAST12M) • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
Thornton's Luxury Goods Short Standard International Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges, Assorted Ink, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $6.99 3 $20.97
Wordsworth & Bläck Fountain Pen Ink Cartridges - VARIETY COLORS: Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Red, Pink - Short International Standard Size - Disposable and Generic Ink Refill Cartridges • Amazon Business $8.25 2 $16.50

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