I teach at a public school in NYC with a high immigrant population. It is a low income/high poverty area. Despite the learning and economic challenges my students face, they are determined to work hard and succeed in school.
Many of my fifth grade students are learning English as a second language, and some of them also have a learning disability.
I try my best to making learning fun and memorable for them through hands-on activities and projects. However, due to their economic struggles, help is needed to purchase school materials.
My students come to school hungry to learn, and hungry for food. While they are eager to learn, it is hard for them to concentrate and stay focused on their work when their stomachs are growling. They need food to give them the fuel to think.
I would like to provide my students with healthy foods to eat in the morning to keep them energized until lunch time.
They can have snacks such as crackers, granola bars, or pretzels to eat while completing their classwork.
By having healthy snacks available in our classroom, they will be able to be more attentive and perform better in school.
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