Our library is the central learning station of our school where students with ties from all over the world come together as one, to learn and explore. The student population comes from many countries and continents, and over thirty languages are spoken and shared. As a Title I school, we also struggle with the real problem of children in poverty, and we try to do our very best to meet all of their needs for the hours we get to share with them each day.
Even though our population is diverse, they are all just kids, and they all need the same opportunities for learning and growing.
I am lucky enough to teach every student in our school. They are an amazing group of students, eager to learn, create, and explore their world through as many opportunities as I can provide.
Healthy humans make choices to stay physically active. Active kids do better in school. My students need jump ropes, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, chalk, and various equipment to stay active outside. The various balls will be used for collaborative games where students learn to use teamwork, compromise, and think strategically. We also need kinetic sand and toys for students who have physical restrictions so they are still able to socialize and play with their classmates for positive mental health! Being outside with their physically-able peers brings them together to develop their social and emotional skills and build healthy friendships.
Physical activity helps kids stay physically fit and mentally ready for learning in the classroom.
Exercise helps them maintain a healthy weight, maintain strong bones and muscles, improve balance and flexibility, and increase their self-esteem while helping them develop social skills through team play. Our students love playing outside at recess. Unfortunately, we are lacking equipment! This project will help solve that problem and offer lots of choices for students who are not able to bring their own equipment from home. With these things, they will return to classrooms in the afternoon ready for learning.
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