Several students live below the poverty line, with 65% of students receiving free lunch and another 7% on reduced- price lunch. However, these hardships and tough times don't define students. NVMS is full of hard-working students who maximize their potential, even when there are limited resources available.
Our students work hard every single day, and their Advisory class is a great time for students to decompress and have some fun!
Our district has placed a big emphasis on Social-Emotional learning for this school year. On Tuesdays our Advisory class has our "Power of Play" Day where students get to play games and other team-building activities. There aren't many options that we haven't done so far this year. By donating to my project students will be able to play board games and have fun with other students in many different ways!
Having these games/materials will provide for a very engaging Power of Play day for all students. Instead of just having one activity they can do, they would have countless activities. The potential that excites me the most would be the ability to have students choose what they would like to do for the Power of Play day, rather than having the entire class doing the same thing.
By having so many activities, students would be able to rank their preference of what activity they would like to do best, and then I could group them up with other students.
This would really benefit students social-emotional learning as they would get to engage in fun, competitive activities with other students. Being able to assign them groups would also contribute to the community atmosphere that I want my Advisory class to have.
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