I work in an inner city school in West Philadelphia with a very diverse population. Most of the students live in the neighborhood; yet, some are middle class and others are homeless. Regardless of their home lives, they all come to school every day, eager to learn something new. I am so lucky to work where I do.
Every challenge I've given them they've not only met, but they have easily surpassed each and everything I’ve asked of them.
We celebrate all our successes however small they may be.
My students are awesome kids who sometimes miss so much school because of being sick. I feel like if I had items like hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes and tissues, we would be able to prevent so many of them from being sick. If they are home sick they aren't with me learning. If they aren't with me learning they are falling further and further behind. Most failing students also miss a ton of school. My goal is for our classroom to be super clean and prevent as much missed time due to colds and the flu. I am sure this will be easily done with the items we requested.
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