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Ms. B. from Wilmington CA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Writing the Right Way

Help me give my students the tools they need to develop good writing skills using PenAgain Twist 'N Write Pencils to develop the fine motor skills needed for quality penmanship.

  • $167 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students love learning about things and having new experiences. All of my students come from a low socioeconomic background where the money for books and trips can be scarce. Many of them are second language learners who need exposure to books and opportunities in order to develop English fluency and vocabulary. They look forward to school as a safe, fun place where they can learn and grow.

My students approach learning with wonder and joy.

Their eagerness to learn new things and share their ideas is tempered only by their need to develop quality written and oral communication skills.

An important area where they need help to grow and improve is penmanship. Most of them have difficulty writing neatly and consistently due to poor fine motor skills. They need tools to help guide them toward greater success in this area.

My Project

Most of my students did not attend preschool. They did not spend time coloring, cutting, and painting, and so lack the fine motor skills and stamina necessary for accurate and legible penmanship. Many of them have developed bad writing habits, and need assistance in breaking them.

The PenAgain Twist 'N Write guides students to use a classic tripod grip when holding a pen or pencil and develops the fine motor skills and stamina necessary for accurate and legible penmanship.

They are built to fit small hands, and naturally mold the child's hand into the proper grip for writing.

Writing is a fundamental component of academic success. Developing writing fluency and stamina are critical to the future success of my students.

Ms. B.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
PenAgain Twist 'N Write Pencil Kids Learning Writing Assorted Colors 4 Count (00071) • Amazon Business $7.70 8 $61.60
Twist N' Write 5 Lead Refills (Pack of 6, 30 Refills Total) • Amazon Business $9.77 4 $39.08

Materials cost

$100.68

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$9.21

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.51

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$141.40

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$24.95

Total project goal

$166.35

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$166.35

2 Donors

-$145.00

Donations toward project cost

-$130.75

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.25

match offer

-$12.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$10.65

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$1.88

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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