Help me give my students the gift of warmth this winter. Many of my students are coming to my classroom from countries with warmer climates and so they do not have hats, gloves or scarves for the cold.
The first question I ask my students after I greet them with a smile, is " Are you hungry?" Our school is in a low-income/high poverty school district. I work with students who are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. We qualify for a free breakfast initiative. I am so happy to be sure that each child starts their day with a full belly.
My students are full of wonder and creativity.
They like to experience the world with a hands-on approach, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single-parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. I love to help them to experience things they might not be able to given their situation at home. I bring them to pumpkin patches, bring in guest speakers, always trying to expand their horizons.
From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day.
When you are struggling to meet your basic needs such as food, clothing, warmth, it is difficult to learn. I want to provide my students with warm hats, gloves and scarves for the walk to school so that they arrive to school healthy and happy and warm. I often have students who have coats that have zippers that do not work, they arrive in freezing temperatures with no gloves and freezing little hands. I have asked for one for each of my students so that no student is singled out for not having these essential items for the cold winter season.
I would love to read the mitten tree to my class and have them come in to find these warm items waiting for them on our classroom tree in December.
This is a great way to let the children in my class know that we care about them and want to help them to learn in any way that we can. Children who have their basic needs met can perform better in school. Who wouldn't love to help some kiddies be warm this winter?
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