My students are hard working. Each day the come in and tackle academics, while juggling emotional issues at home. These past two years have definitely taken a toll on them. It is amazing to have them back in the classroom and I would love to keep them there!
Social emotional needs are at an all time high.
To help with this, I am trying to help where I can. Lead pencils help with classwork, pop-it key chains will give them something to figit with in the classroom with out disturbing anyone else. I will have stretchy gloves at the ready to hand out when temps drop so they can keep their hands warm.
I also have their favorite Manga graphic novels for them to borrow and take their mind off of their worries.