Help me give my students basic necessities such as gloves, hats, shoes, mouthwash, water etc.
As a teacher in a low-income/high poverty school district, my students are faced with several challenges both in and out of the classroom. Despite the many challenges they face, I am looking to keep things exciting and provide my students with creative and meaningful learning experiences.
My students are creative, kind-hearted, and very eager to learn.
They like to move, 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. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
So often, we as educators have to play the role of a parent to some of our students. I have students who are in dire need of the basic necessities that are required for proper hygiene and to get them through these fall/winter months. As I reflect on the basic needs of my students, I realize that items such as hats, gloves, boots, mouthwash, water, floss, etc., are not available for them. One of my students is very large in stature and always gets teased about her shoes so I wanted to make sure she had some boots. I also have students who come to school with strong odors because they do not shower at home, so they are in need of washcloths so they can shower at school.
Having basic clothing and hygiene items is a need that several of my students lack and it is affecting their self-esteem, taking away from academic progress.
Unfortunately, in this community, most students are left to take care of themselves. It is my goal to take the burden off the child and seek resources for them!
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