Our eager little Texans are from low socioeconomic status families. Some are bilingual/bicultural. Students in pre-k and kindergarten are already exhibiting gaps in reading comprehension and math basics due in large part to communication deficits. Some families speak limited English so access to vocabulary and communication for these students is a real challenge. Add to that other health and learning difficulties, and we have some extraordinary obstacles on our sweet youngsters' plates.
COVID-19 has affected our learning in ways we haven't even fully realized yet.
I want to make sure the impact on my students' learning is as minimal as possible.
Due to the bus route schedule, some of my students are not getting home until after 5p. Since they eat lunch at 11:30, that means sometimes they are going six hours or more without eating, messing with their blood sugar and a general sense of wellness.
Students go home to eat unhealthy snacks before dinners like chips, candy, and soda; they need models of healthy foods to eat for a snack!
Therefore, our project is requesting beef sticks, nuts, and trail mix.
Help me give them healthy treats for those long afternoon days during dismissal to regulate their blood sugars better and teach them about healthy eating for a lifetime!
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