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Ms. Weddle from Lafayette LA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

No Tears Here

Help me give my students the tools they need to become successful writers!

  • $471 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I'm Possible." I believe this quote by Audrey Hepburn with my whole heart. Even though my students are extremely impoverished, they can do anything that they put their minds to.

My students are the best and the hardest workers in kindergarten.

They are some of the lowest performing students placed with me, the teacher that will take them where they need to go. Not only are my students significantly behind their peers, they are also from low income situations and need the most that I can give them.

My Project

As astonishing as this may sound, there are some children who have NEVER held a pencil in their 5 years of life until they walk through my doors! Often times, they grip the pencil with their entire fist. So, before I can teach them to form letters, I must teach them how to hold writing utensils and we practice making the shapes that require letter formation. They are diagonals, circles, vertical lines, horizontal lines, etc... I have found the most amazing program that does all of these skills simultaneously-Handwriting Without Tears. With this amazing and research-based program, I want to order magnet kits of both upper and lower case letters and numbers. I want to order boards for practice. We need little pencils and grips for little hands. We need center activities that the students can use in whole groups, small groups and individually. There will be "No Tears Here" when my kiddos go to first grade!

Ms. Weddle
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Handwriting Without Tears SAS Slide Stamp and See Screen, 4" x 6" Size, Wooden • Amazon Business $24.98 6 $149.88
Pencil Grips, Firesara 2018 New Original Breakthrough Assorted Writing Aid Grip Trainer Posture Correction Finger Grip for Kids Preschoolers Children Adults Special Needs for Lefties or Righties(4PCS) • Amazon Business $9.99 6 $59.94
Learning Resources Letter Construction Activity Set, 60 Pieces • Amazon Business $31.90 1 $31.90
Learning Resources Number Construction, 55 Pieces • Amazon Business $24.59 1 $24.59
Learning Resources Magnetic Letter Construction Set • Amazon Business $20.45 1 $20.45
Giant Magnetic Letter Construction, 21 Pieces • Amazon Business $16.38 1 $16.38
kizh Wooden Letter and Number Construction Activity Set Educational Preschool Toddler Toys Shape Color Recognition Pegboard Number Sorter Board Blocks Stack Sort for Toddler Boys Girls Non-Toxic Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Half Pencils with Eraser - Golf, Classroom, Pew, Short, Mini - Hexagon, Sharpened, Non Toxic, #2 Pencil, Color - Natural, (Box of 48) Golf Pocket Pencils TM by Express Pencils • Amazon Business $9.19 1 $9.19
Half Pencils with Eraser - Golf, Classroom, Pew, Short, Mini - Hexagon, Sharpened, Non Toxic, #2 Pencil, Color - Light Turquoise, (Box of 48) Golf Pocket Pencils ™ • Amazon Business $9.09 1 $9.09

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