My students are a diverse group of first graders in a Title I school. They are each unique with different learning styles and interests. Despite their differences, they come to school each day with open minds and open hearts and are ready to tackle the day.
Their passion for learning and the desire to do well is what makes them so phenomenal.
My students are thinkers. They persevere and support each other when learning new concepts. They build each other up. They feel comfortable taking risks and making mistakes. These students have built relationships with not only me, but also with each other. In our classroom, we are like a family. We laugh together, grow together, and they encourage each other to be the best version of themselves that they can be.
My students have now been back into the swing of things for over a month. The one thing that has been consistent this school year is their hunger. My students are always hungry when they come to school and they are hungry before they leave.
Hunger shouldn't be a concern for them.
When their little bodies are hungry, my students have a hard time staying focused and more times than not, they cry. It is absolutely heartbreaking seeing a child cry because they are hungry. Getting the different snack foods into the hands of my students would make a world of difference. They would no longer have to worry about how much noise their stomach is making, but instead, they would be able to concentrate on their studies. It is a win-win for all.
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