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Ms. Bolich from Spokane WA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Tranquil Writers? You BET!

My students need 5 Tran-Quill Writing Pencils (one in a kit), spare parts, and batteries.

  • $392 goal

This project expired on December 23, 2013.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Write a story/response/paragraph..." we tell students all year long. Do you remember how much brain-work is involved in putting a story on paper? When writing letters and words has not become "rote", writing can be intolerable.

My students: K through 6th graders who learn differently and work their buns off to meet the demands of getting an education.

Society calls what they have a "disability". I teach them it's a "different ability". My urban students come once or twice a day from their regular, Montessori, and self-contained classrooms for writing, reading, and math support.

My Project

My wonderful students struggle with writing for many reasons. Some don't think in a linear fashion. Some think they have no stories or ideas. Others don't know how to write letters, words or sentences. Many find gripping a pencil to mark on a page extremely stressful. These vibrating pencils with weighted or chew tips will provide sensory integration, focus, and the ability to write on paper like typical peers. Writing with one will stimulate the brain to more quickly grasp the "rote" aspects of writing, enabling children to advance as thoughtful writers.

I've used dollar-store vibrating pens in the past, but they were cumbersome, short-lived, and confusing.

These pencils are specifically designed for children and classrooms. They remind me of magic wands! They will make my students' hard work pay off faster and more securely.

Ms. Bolich
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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20 donors20 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 35 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tran-Quill writing kit • ARK therapeutic $59.99 1 $59.99
Tran-Quill Pencil • ARK therapeutic $36.50 1 $36.50
Tran-Quill Pencil • ARK therapeutic $36.50 1 $36.50
Tran-Quill Pencil • ARK therapeutic $36.50 1 $36.50
Tran-Quill Pencil • ARK therapeutic $36.50 1 $36.50
Spare Parts Kit • ARK therapeutic $11.99 2 $23.98
Vibe Kit Batteries • ARK therapeutic $17.99 1 $17.99

Materials cost

$247.96

Vendor shipping charges

$29.76

State sales tax

$21.70

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$333.14

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$58.79

Total project goal

$391.93

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$391.93

18 Donors

-$141.56

Donations toward project cost

-$123.62

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$17.94

Matching donations from our partners

-$246.50

Match offers toward project cost

-$209.52

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.98

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$3.88

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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