“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.”
Acts 2:46 ESV
Try to have some breakfast or healthy snack food in your room. Take a survey of what your students to eat for before lunch. What kind of cereal bar or other breakfast foods in my school has a snack? I bet that some of your students come to school hungry or they might be entering a growth spurt and need extra food in the mornings before lunch. If basic needs like food are not met, then the student might show signs of inattentiveness or behavior issues may come up the rest of the day. In my desk I always various breakfast snacks such as cereal bars, granola bars, etc. for students who may need a little something extra.
There might be students who depend on you daily for that breakfast snack. Students will often qualify for free/reduced lunch and breakfast at school. If the student often comes late to school and misses a meal, arrange to have the breakfast to be eaten inside the classroom during the first half hour of the day. Places like Sam’s Club, Costco, etc. sell these items in bulk so you can stock up. There might also be some grant money you can use for this purpose. The local food bank also may donate food if they know you are giving it to qualifying students. This is another way to build healthy kids, and they will have a better rapport because they know you are looking out for their best interests. What are some of your favorite snacks that you could share with students?
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