Most of my students are working below fifth grade math and reading levels, but they always have the willingness to learn. We are an inner-city school where the average family falls into the low-income category.
The incoming fifth graders are an interesting bunch, but all are open to new activities and ready to learn!
We are a small neighborhood Title I public school and have only two classrooms per grade level. Every child in our school receives free breakfast and lunch. All the teachers, regardless of the grade they teach, have a strong relationship with all the students in the building. We do believe that it takes a village, and when the children graduate from our school, we all take pride in the fact we were all part of the process.
Our students come to school every day ready to learn in spite of the challenges they face on a daily basis. Because of that, they inspire me to live up to their expectations and give them a reason to overcome some of those challenges and be excited to learn new things.
Our classrooms are packed to the max with students, and keeping it germ-free is a major task. Keeping the room germ free can help lower student absences due to colds and flu. There are many reasons why students do not come to school; I would like to eliminate one by trying to keep them as healthy as possible.
It used to be "an apple a day"; today, keeping our surroundings clean and free of as many germs as possible is our new apple!
Using the materials of cleaners, wipes, and air fresheners will help keep those nasty germs at bay. Proper education of using tissues for coughs and sneezes, and washing our hands, will help keep the area germ free. Let's keep the learning in and the germs out of the classroom!
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