My students are incredible. Being part of an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP) school community has helped my students grow into incredibly caring, reflective, and empathetic individuals who want to make the world a better place through inquiry and action. Every day, my students are working on developing their understanding of universal concepts like reflection, perspective, and responsibility.
My school is an incredibly diverse place, and this diversity makes it a unique, vibrant place for students to learn and grow.
Students are from a range of backgrounds. Some come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, while others are living in more financially secure households. About a third of my students are Latino; another third are black or Somali; another third are white. About a third of my students are English language learners (ELLs). Many are considered advanced learners in need of advanced differentiation.
Many of my students come from high-poverty homes and do not have healthy snacks available to them at home. My students count on the meals that are served to them at school. So when they don't get breakfast in the morning and have to wait until late afternoon to get lunch it makes them focus on learning that much harder.
Students are in need of a snack to get them through to lunch.
This project will benefit my students as it will help keep them well fed. When my students are not hungry, they are better able to focus on learning! Food is a life essential. With children' bodies and minds grow, they need nutrition several times per day. Food is a way to connect with students and show appreciation.
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