I teach at an inner city classroom in Pennsylvania. Our city was originally known for beautiful sunsets, but are now known for the amount of snow we have received in one year.
Currently, we have 100 percent of our students received free breakfast and free lunch.
Many of them are dropped off at 7:40AM for before care program, but school doesn't start until 9:20. Food bags are sent home to almost 20 percent of our population.
Our school has K-5 as well as special education and emotional support. We teach all core subjects as well as life skills and social skills.
Our District is currently under reorganization. New boundries have been changed, school times have been modified, friends have been lost, but our students still are able to adapt. That is the biggest thing I can say about our students. No matter what life throws at them, they roll with the punches and keep trying to do their best.
A few years ago, our school developed a neighborhood garden.
We were fortunate enough to have an outpouring of support for our project.
Builders, politicians, family members of our community joined together to make this possible for our third graders. Since being buried in almost 200 inches of snow this year, we decided to have an indoor garden to help the students germinate plants to place into our outdoor neighborhood garden. Our goal is to develop an indoor garden so students may see how plants need to start and grow in a small environment before being transplanted outdoors.
We have chosen the indoor grow lab II as a basis to develop our project.
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