My students come from an area that is very low socioeconomically, and this results in many of them coming to school without having had breakfast. Breakfast is very important every day as it helps them to focus in class. We do our best to supply as many students as possible with breakfast, but some do not take advantage of this.l
State testing is coming up and in order to give my students the best chance at success, I want to be able to supply them all with a healthy breakfast the morning of the test.
We provide healthy snacks on a daily basis, but want to ensure that all students have a healthy breakfast before taking the test so that they can concentrate on the test, not on their hunger.
When my students are hungry, I see a definite drop in concentration and focus; some even break down because the only time they get a meal, is here at school. Knowing that a free and healthy breakfast is available to everyone, helps to take some of the stress of the test away--they have one less thing to worry about.
My students want to do well on every test, every day, but often come to school hungry through no fault of their own. When we take the state test, it is vitally important that they be able to focus so that they can do the best they can.
By providing my students with a nutritious breakfast the morning of the test, we are able to take one worry off of their shoulders and allow them to concentrate better.
This improved concentration leads to a more positive result on the test and puts all of the kids on an even playing field.
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