My students have grown up in an inner city. They are faced with violence, crime, poverty, and hunger each day. Some their only meals are the two that they get at school. Despite all of this, they come to school ready to expand their minds and continue to explore. Most of my students start the year well below their expected grade level. This means that they must learn new material while also filling many gaps that really should have been mastered in previous grades. This represents a huge challenge for students and teachers.
My students need to stay healthy this year with materials to keep themselves warm!
We need things like hats and gloves. Having things to keep you warm is essential for our students because they are all walkers so they are exposed to the outdoors every day and if they do not have the outerwear, they will not come to school. Hats and gloves will help students to stop being absent and/or getting sick from exposure. We will be able to keep our students healthy and happy.
Students walk to and from school every day, some come with just a light jacket, others with a hoodie. We have done coat drives, but no one thought of the other essentials like hats, and gloves.
Hats, and gloves will protect students from the cold and make it so they get sick less often.
When students are out sick, they are missing out on an education. Help keep children in school by giving them what they need. We need hats and gloves so that students can walk to school and stay warm while doing so. Missing less school because they will not get sick because they were able to keep warm.
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