A Bed to Sleep On? Not If You’re an Inner City Kid!April 8, 2007 at 6:26 pm | Posted in education, elementary, life, physical education, poverty, schools, teachers, third grade | 2 Comments
Here’s an interesting story. My new next-door teacher loves yoga. So, three months ago, she decided to teach her students yoga as part of Physical Education (coming along very well!). She purchased yoga mats and brought them to school. The kids were so excited! One of them said, “It would be so cool to sleep on this!” You just gotta pause for a moment at a comment like that coming from a third grader.
Turned out a third of her students don’t have a bed to sleep on at home. They sleep on the floor in the living room. The couch is probably reserved for the adults.
The teacher sent home the mats of course and purchased new ones for the classroom.