My students need writing supplies to help them learn how to hold a pencil correctly, to take notes by journaling, and to write essays.
Have you ever tried to write a paper with a pencil that keeps breaking? How hard would it be to write if you couldn't grip the pencil correctly? Sometimes having the correct paper makes all the difference. My students face all these problems as cuts have forced eliminating special writing supplies.
Students at our school range from grades K through 6.
They enjoy attending classes at a school that has their best interests in mind. Working at a Title 1 school, many students aren't able to purchase their own school supplies. They are eager and willing to learn, but may not have the means to procure their own materials.
My students enjoy writing when they are allowed to be creative. They need these materials to help them learn the basics like correct pencil grip, spacing, and letter size on the page. They are also learning how to take notes by journaling. My students often have difficulty with the mechanics of writing that hinders getting words on the paper, as well as their creativity. While they are worried about getting their words on the paper so others can read it; they often can't focus on putting more interesting ideas into their work. These students will learn to write correctly, and take comprehensive notes in a journal.
Being able to write better will give my students a sense of accomplishment.
Feeling like they can keep up with the rest of the class is a valuable lesson that will last their entire academic career.
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