We are a small, rural school in Indiana with a high poverty rate and lots of migrant workers' children who haven't stayed in the same school for more than a year or two. My kids need school to be a fun place where they can learn to love learning and learn some skills that will help them as they transition between schools. Hands-on activities that make learning fun are in short supply because our money goes to basic school supplies.
My students are fourth graders. Their bodies are changing and growing, but they don't realize what behavioral changes they need to make to deal with those body changes. Also, many of them don't have the resources at home to buy the hygienic supplies that they need.
After recess and PE, my students need a deodorant stick of their own so that they can take pride in their own body image.
When they feel good about themselves, they can continue to learn the academics that they are coming to school for. Please help my students to see themselves in the best light.
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