Our school is a dual language community school that serves ECE through sixth grade students. We provide a rigorous bilingual academic program that prepares all of our students for global citizenship in the 21st century. In the school, 97% of our student population participate in the free or reduced-price lunch program. The student body is 91% Latino/Hispanic, 4% Black, 3% White, and 2% Asian. My students love to learn and have the desire to learn at the beginning of their day. My students struggle with reading. They strive to grow as readers each and every day.
Can you focus when you are hungry? Well, neither can my students. I have students who arrive late and don't get to school in time to eat breakfast.
If they don't eat, then they can't focus on the learning because they are so caught up in how their stomach feels.
I usually save a basket of leftover breakfast or snacks in the back of my classroom to give to these students but right now it is empty. That is why I have requested a variety of healthy snacks that are mostly protein. Students need protein to supplement school breakfast and lunches. I envision using the food from this project to feed my students when they are hungry.
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