My English classes are filled with 9th and 10th graders who sometimes need more than standard lessons can provide. I teach a diverse group of learners in a high poverty school in southern Louisiana. Many of my students face issues that are incomprehensible to their teachers.
My students would certainly benefit from simple touches that would make them more comfortable and fed.
They need a little extra because they have so much less. My goal is for all students to feel cared for and safe while at school.
Deodorant, toothbrushes, snacks, and feminine hygiene items are all essential to a comfortable school day, but so many times my students are lacking these in their home.
Students build relationships with teachers that resemble family.
Outsiders may say why not go to the counselor or social worker--why would you ask your teacher for these personal care items? Well, it's simple. Students and teachers build that connection that feels like home from day one.
When students have a full stomach and feel good about themselves, they will perform and perform well. Sometimes school has to reach into the home and/or community to make it all work.
|SmileMakers Large Chap-Ice Lip Balm 60 PCS • Quill.com||$50.14||1||$50.14|
|Naturally Fresh Roll-on Deodorants 3 oz, 12/Pack • Quill.com||$44.91||1||$44.91|
|Ultimate Healthy Bar & Snacks Gift Variety Pack (Care Package 50 Count) • Amazon Business||$37.79||1||$37.79|
|Quaker Breakfast Cookie Chocolate Chip 50 Ct • Quill.com||$32.29||1||$32.29|
|Kleenex Fresh On the Go* Moist Wipes, 10 Count (Pack of 24) • Amazon Business||$31.68||1||$31.68|
|Kleenex Ultra Soft Facial Tissue Cube (18 boxes, 75 tissues per box) • Amazon Business||$23.81||1||$23.81|
|Kimberly-clark Corp 11975 Kleenex White Facial Tissue (Pack of 64) • Amazon Business||$21.97||1||$21.97|
|Austin Zoo Animal Crackers, Original, Cookies, 2 oz (827545) • Quill.com||$13.51||1||$13.51|
|Always Always Ultra Thin Pads 38ct Overnight W/Flexi-Wings Unscented, 38.000 Count • Amazon Business||$12.38||1||$12.38|
|Secret Flawless Renewal Invisible Solid Antiperspirant & Deodorant Protecting Powder Sent, 0.5 oz (037000001317) • Quill.com||$1.10||8||$8.80|
|Colgate Premier Classic Clean Medium Toothbrush (Card of 12) • Amazon Business||$7.80||1||$7.80|
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