Help me give my students the materials and tools they need to learn their letters and write!
This project expired on February 21, 2019.
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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.
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.
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