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Ms. Sloane from Chireno TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

The Lost Art of Calligraphy

Help me give my students a calligraphy station to learn to write in modern calligraphy.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

Our school is one campus with grades Pre-K through seniors, all on one campus. Most grades have fewer than 30 students. We live in a very rural area.

My classes consist of seventh through twelfth grades in English, debate, business, and technology classes, and my students who are primarily from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

These students are often in eight classes a day while still active in extracurricular activities and while also helping their families through second jobs, chores, or babysitting younger siblings while the parents work multiple jobs.

My Project

As the years have passed, it seems less and less focus is put on handwriting, and it shows when students reach the high school level. They can barely print neatly, and writing in cursive is a non-existent skill.

A student recently saw a "hand lettering" book on my desk that I had bought as a gift and expressed great interest in learning, and as she shared that information with her peers, a group of them became excited at the idea of learning to write in calligraphy.

Next year, I would like to set up a handwriting station that students can use to learn and practice when finished with their work or before and after school. This project is for books that teach the skill, pens to learn and practice with, and paper to practice on. I tried to find a variety of books, papers, and pens so that students could learn and practice on their level.

Ms. Sloane
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

This project will reach 100 students.

11 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Modern Calligraphy Set for Beginners: A Creative Craft Kit for Adults featuring Hand Lettering 101 Book, Brush Pens, Calligraphy Pens, and More • Amazon Business $39.31 1 $39.31
Strathmore STR- 50 Sheet Tape Bound Calligraphy Pad, 8.5 by 11" • Amazon Business $7.73 3 $23.19
Calligraphy Paper for Beginners: Modern Calligraphy Practice Sheets - 160 sheet pad • Amazon Business $7.95 2 $15.90
Hethrone Hand Lettering Pens, Calligraphy Pens and Black Calligraphy Set for Beginners Writing, Signature, Illustration Design and Drawing (12 Size) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Hand Lettering Pens, Hethrone Calligraphy Pens Set for Beginners Micro-Line Pens for Writing, Signature, Illustration Design and Art Drawing (12 Size) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Crayola Signature Crayoligraphy Hand Lettering Art Set, Gift for Teens, Mothers Day Gifts, Age 14+ • Amazon Business $8.24 1 $8.24
The Ultimate Guide to Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering for Beginners: Learn to Letter: A Hand Lettering Workbook with Tips, Techniques, Practice Pages, and Projects • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Hand Lettering and Modern Calligraphy for Kids: A Fun Step by Step Guide and Practice Workbook for Beginners and Children Ages 8 and up • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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