Students at my school come from a working-class neighborhood that is very well integrated. They are every color of the rainbow and come from multiple backgrounds. One thing they have in common is that many of their families are working multiple jobs and having trouble making ends meet.
The vast majority of the students at this school are on free or reduced lunch and the outlet of physical education is an opportunity for them to succeed and grow their bodies which promotes academic success.
Teachers, counselors, and other staff members frequently purchase basic need items for students who are not able to receive them from their families.
This school uses a program of catching students doing the right thing. There is an ongoing conversation about "being a bucket filler" by doing good things. They receive incentive "bucks" for good behavior and deeds.
I want my students to have the same fun, exciting and wonderful experiences I had when I was in school. School should be fun and safe for all students to learn.
Sixth-grade students are energetic. They are actively exploring their environments while they experiencing tremendous changes as they enter adolescence. By working together on teams during Physical Education they are able to focus that energy in a way that brings up their confidence as well as their health.
These balls and jump ropes will be used in gym classes at school and will make a difference in the quality of instruction that the students receive.
This will give them a chance to focus on their skill development, and help them to improve on being better leaders and making them concerned citizens for the future.
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