My first-grade students come from diverse backgrounds. Many speak English as a second language and come from low-income households. We are a Title I-funded school, which means that many of our students are at or below the poverty line. Although the Early Development Index has shown that students in La Habra come to school less prepared than anywhere else in the country, my kids come excited to learn and they always give 110% to their learning. However, my students are eager to learn and develop new skills.
With a dedication to equality, I am committed to providing my eager, curious, young students snacks to keep their minds focused and gloves and beanies to keep
Our school does not have an indoor eating area for students. Although we are in southern California, winter mornings still get cold. The gloves and beanies will keep my Kinders warm while they sit outside to eat their breakfast at 7:40 am. Lunch is not until 11:40; by that time, they are starving. As a Title I school, all kids get free breakfast and free lunch. They don't get snacks or extras, as needed. So, I am asking for snacks to give them mid-morning to help them focus on learning and not on a rumbling belly.
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