My students bring their joy to me each day. I walk into a classroom that is full of eager energy. From the big to the small, we are celebrating. We celebrate a student moving one reading level after six years of no movement. We celebrate the entire class understanding a standard. We celebrate each other just because it's needed. Some days we might be celebrating that they showed up to school even though their circumstances and issues are harder than any adult might face.
My kids face devastating poverty, fear of homelessness, and deportation.
These issues would ordinarily hinder most kids, but my kids push on. The daily struggles that they face could stop them from trying and prevent them from learning, but it doesn't. They come to me each day with their heart in their hands, and their minds open. Despite their situations, they learn. They do it each day, over and over again. They are the reason I wake up in the morning; they are the reason I persevere even though life gets me down. Because of them, I can be my best and reach my full potential. They are the inspiring ones, not me.
Many of my students come from backgrounds that are harder than what most adults experience in their life, yet everyday they fight deportation, fear of homelessness and deepening levels of poverty. The 3Doodlers will provide access to creatively expressing their representations of projects and apply engineering and STEM applications via our curriculum.
My students often times do not have the necessary materials for school, by providing 3Doodlers I hope to give them a creative outlet that expresses who they are through learning.
Knowing that they can express themselves and not have to worry whether they are prepared for class will provide ease of mind.
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