I teach third grade at a diverse, Title I school in southwest Florida. Our students come from numerous cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are an "A" school and one of 27 schools chosen by The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) for "Exceeding Expectations." Through lots of hard work, our school continues to help our students succeed.
Because of our high rate of free and reduced-price lunch, some students have their "big" meal of the day at school during lunch.
Our lunchtime is very late and it is a long morning for my students (some of whom do not eat breakfast even though it is offered at school).
I encourage my students to bring a healthy snack each day, but many do not bring anything, or they bring unhealthy items like cookies or other desserts.
Growing brains need fuel!
For this project, I am requesting non-perishable snacks such as pretzels, crackers, energy bars, and fruit snacks. I want to provide my students with healthy snacks so they have the energy they need to complete their work each and every school day. By furnishing a variety of snacks for those students who do not bring one from home, ALL of my students will be able to enjoy a snack. I also hope that showing examples of healthy snacks will encourage those students who DO bring a snack from home to bring healthier items.
Thank you for helping my students have a healthy and energetic school day!
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