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Ms. Natour from Chandler AZ is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Penmanship Without the Hardship

Help me give my students Handwriting Without Tears practice books, to develop right letter formation and neat penmanship.

  • $287 goal

This project expired on May 16, 2019.

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My Students

Montessori classrooms are very different from traditional classrooms. My students learn quickly to be independent learners. We work in different areas throughout the classroom. We do not have assigned seats because movement is healthy and important for children. Some students choose to work at tables and others like to work on the floor. My class is a combined 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade classroom. I have a culturally diverse group of students who enjoy reading and learning. Thank you for helping us enrich our environment.

Maria says, "Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment."

I love my Montessori classroom and the healthy independence it gives my students. Thank you for helping us bring valuable learning tools to my students.

My Project

Teaching children neat print writing helps them learn write cursive better. Many students develop bad letter formation and pencil grip before they get to first grade, those are very hard to fix. With recent research showing the importance of longhand note taking and it's contribution for students learning. I want to make sure my students have the opportunity to have proper letter formation and neat handwriting.

Good Penmanship will help my students be good note takers through out their educational journey.

Longhand note taking helps students have deep connection to information they learn.

Handwriting Without Tears was created by an occupational therapist, who used developmental approach to develop the program, and the techniques that she has put together, are very well known to help make handwriting become an automatic and a natural skill. Once students know how to write they would want to write.

I know my students love to write and I want to keep it that way!

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Handwriting Without Tears My Printing Book - Grade 1 • Amazon Business $13.85 10 $138.50
Handwriting Without Tears My Printing Book + My Printing Book Teacher's Guide - Grade 1 Learning Workbook Great for Teachers, homeschooling to Practice Handwriting + Bonus Gift Boutique Eraser • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Rock, Rap, Tap, and Learn Readiness to Printing CD (Handwriting Without Tears) • Amazon Business $21.29 1 $21.29

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