As I'm going into my 4th year of teaching, thinking of what I will be planning and needing this year looks a little different. I'm not looking for hockey sticks or basketballs or even a bigger parachute. I am looking for equipment that my students will be able to have something of their own and leave it in their backpack. Most of my students come from an underprivileged area.
Just because they are growing up in a tougher area does not mean they deserve less.
I want my students to have everything they need to succeed regardless of where they live. A lot of my students live in a multi family home and I would love to give them something to distract them and let them enjoy themselves.
Tennis balls are versatile and simple. My students are asking for tennis balls because they can stay in their classroom like they're supposed to and maintain their distance all while still having fun and learning! Students are not allowed to move until it is movement time when I walk into their classroom. Besides the movement videos I wanted to give them an option of having their own tennis ball and doing mini games they can do by themselves and together as a class. They can only do that if they have their own tennis ball.
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