My students need safe drinking water to stay hydrated throughout the day!
As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.”
This is exactly what my fourth-grade students need in their daily lives.
They need the necessary resources to help them along the way to move forward and continue to succeed in this world that is full of literacy.
My students attend an inner-city school whose student body is diverse, both academically and socioeconomically. Many of the students are English language learners and some were living in war-torn countries before coming to the United States for a better life and education. My students are full of potential and are eager to learn. They come to school each and every day with smiles on their faces despite the challenges they face both at school and home. They do not have the required materials at home to practice what is being taught in the classroom. The instruction they receive in my classroom is usually the extent of their learning time. The support at home is little to none, mostly due to the lack of materials. They need to develop the skills to keep up in a world that is full of literacy.
Because there are high levels of lead and copper in the school drinking water, I am asking for bottled water to use with our water cooler so my students can drink safe water. It makes me sad to know that my students are thirsty and can't drink from the water fountains in the school.
When you send your child to school, you assume they have safe drinking water available, but this is not always the case.
Many of my students do not have the means to bring bottled water from home, and I can not allow them to drink the water from the bubbler (water fountain) due to high, unsafe levels of lead and copper in the water. It is hard to look at a thirsty student and say no when they ask to use the bubbler or want a small drink of water with their daily fruit or vegetable snack. Bottled water available for student use in the classroom area would solve this problem.
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|Bottled Spring Water, 4-Gallon Bottle • Staples Advantage||$12.99||10||$129.90|
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