My third-grade students come from a low-income area. We are located in the highest crime and low socioeconomic area in California. One hundred percent receive free breakfast and lunch. Eighty-five percent of our students are English Learners. Our African American students struggle with academic language. Many parents cannot afford basic school supplies. Our teachers believe in the efficacy model--The Get Smart method. Think you can, work hard, and get smart. We teach the students the more you work the smarter you get!
We are required to wear face masks at school. During the day face masks get wet, dirty, or break and need to be replaced. It will be important to have extra face masks in the classroom. The masks and shields will protect against airborne germs. These layers of security will help to stop the spread of germs. My students and I will appreciate having clean air to breathe. The air purifier filter replacement will keep the virus from spreading, and will promote emotional security and will help alleviate the anxiety from being indoors. These resources will help students feel safe and protected. Your donations will help keep my students safe and healthy at school.
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