I work in a public elementary school, in an area plagued with high poverty and unemployment in North Houston. My students have faced many obstacles the average 50-year-old has never faced. They come to school to learn, despite the lack of stability at home. They are eager mathematicians and soaring scientists. They come from immigrant homes, 100% high risk, where the parents often work two jobs just to make sure that the children have the basic needs for school. My students have a desire to learn and grow. They want to be good role models for their younger siblings. They work hard each day, and they come to school with a positive attitude. I want to make sure that my students have the same opportunities to learn as their peers, who are not facing the same obstacles. In August of 2017, our community was hit with a tragic natural disaster, Hurricane Harvey, and it has been exceptionally hard on our students and their families to get back on their feet.
This project is focused on giving parents the tools needed to continue their student's education despite many difficulties they are facing.
Many of our parents are essential employees and cannot be home during the day to teach their students.
These materials can be used by students daily to see that each student has access to second-grade material and do not fall behind.
An additional struggle of our community is the lack of technology and resources needed to maintain virtual learning. These materials allow learning to take place despite the use of technology.
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