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Mrs. Balcom from South Paris ME is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Letters And Writing For Us!

Help me give my students the materials and tools they need to learn their letters and write!

  • $345 goal

This project expired on February 21, 2019.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are part of a life skills and autism program at an elementary school located in Maine. We serve approximately 510 preschool through grade six students. Most of these students are disadvantaged and come from low socioeconomic families. Some are even homeless. 100% of our students receive free lunch and breakfast.

My students are learning skills for daily living like using the bathroom, washing and folding laundry, cooking and cleaning.

They are also learning all academics; reading, writing, math, science and social studies.

My Project

These materials and tools will give my students what they need to learn their letters and become writers. My students are familiar with the Handwriting Without Tears curriculum and love it. They need more of the curriculum materials so there is enough for everyone to have hands on during our groups. They love to learn the correct letter formation and make them on the stamp and see screen or with roll a dough on the tray or building them on the blue mat.

My young writers need basic tools like paper and a way to sharpen their pencils!

Handwriting Without Tears has paper that matches they way the curriculum teaches letter formation and placement. Having this available for students to use really helps them carry over the skills they have learned when they are ready for paper and pencil. Speaking of pencils, we need a way to keep our pencils sharp right in our classroom. The adjustable pencil size electric sharpener will make this task quick, easy and convenient so we can keep our focus on learning! Chart paper and sentence strips are valuable to teaching and being able to make and hang charts and learning displays for students to reference.

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

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
KIT WRITING DOUGH ROLL A DOUGH LETTERS • School Specialty $30.31 2 $60.62
SCREEN STAMP AND SEE SCREEN • School Specialty $26.48 2 $52.96
Post-it Super Sticky Tabletop Easel Pad, 20 x 23 Inches, 20 Sheets/Pad, 1 Pad (563R), Portable White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Built-in Easel Stand • Amazon Business $15.98 2 $31.96
PAPER WRITING WIDE DOUBLE LINE • School Specialty $5.67 5 $28.35
X-ACTO School Pro Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener, Blue, 1 Count (1670) • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
MAT FOR WOOD PIECES • School Specialty $7.59 3 $22.77
School Smart Ruled Sentence Strips, 3 x 24 Inches, Blue, Pack of 100 • Amazon Business $10.05 1 $10.05

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