I teach at a Title I school in Kansas. As our class sizes continue to grow, we are looking for different ways to keep students engaged. They like to move, they love to read and love lots of positive attention. Many of them are being raised in single parent households and receive a free lunch based on their socioeconomic status. These things may prevent them from getting ahead early in life and may not provide them with the life experiences many of us see as "typical". From the minute they walk in the door of my classroom I focus on their potential and growth while they are with me. I may not be able to control their home lives, however, I can certainly control their experience during the school day. By doing this in a creative and positive way, I am hopeful to inspire even our earliest learners to continue on a path of academic excellence.
I work at high poverty school with a high free and reduced priced lunch rate. Students who come to school hungry need snacks to help keep them focused until lunch time.
Some of our students come to school without eating breakfast and we do not eat lunch until 1:20.
Some students also come to school late or do not have a chance to eat before they come to school. The snacks in this project will make sure everyone is given the opportunity for a healthy option for breakfast, if they need it. This will also give us an opportunity to eat a snack during our reading core to help keep our minds focused until lunch time.
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