My classroom is a dynamic space where students share ideas and engage in rigorous academic discourse.
My fifth graders are eager learners, enthusiastic, and inquisitive about the world around them.
They absolutely deserve the best, but limited resources both at the school and in the community make it challenging to provide them with everything they need to be successful scholars. Approximately 80% of the students at my school are English learners, 20% newcomers to the country, and over 95% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
With nearly the whole school qualifying for free breakfast and lunch, most families are not able to provide snacks for their children to help fight off hunger between meals.
By our morning recess time, most students are hungry and need some fuel to help keep their energy levels up.
I have found that when I don't have snacks available, headaches and stomachaches increase. Kids then sometimes go home because they are not feeling well, and they miss part of the school day.
My students need dried fruit and pop chips to satisfy their hunger and help them make it through a long day of learning.
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