“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”― Nelson Mandela
My students go to a Title I school where 93% or more are on our free or reduced price lunch program.
This being so, they appreciate things even more. My students love math! Their favorite time of day is when we do literacy centers. They get to play fun alphabet games and work together as a team. One of their favorite activities is working on iPads and making words with stampers. My students are working hard this year to learn their letters and numbers. They're also learning about positive attitudes and how to be part of a team.
By having a variety of healthy snacks, my students will be able to have an afternoon snack to sustain them throughout the afternoon activities. In the afternoon, they go to recess after eating and then we return to the classroom to go over the alphabet, sight words and phonemic awareness activities such as rhyming and segmenting sounds. Having something in their tummies will help them have the energy to play and help them concentrate on their lessons.
My students have a very early lunch (some may even call it breakfast) and become very hungry by the afternoon.
When their bellies are full and satisfied, they can pay attention to the activities we're doing instead of paying attention to their rumbling tummies. It will help them become more focused on their afternoon computer programs which help them increase achievement in reading and math. Being nourished is essential to a child's life and these snacks will help accomplish that.
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