Friends! It’s #FeaturedTeacherFriday 📚🧠💪🏻and I’d like you all to meet Francy Barnes! She’s been buying school supplies and necessities for her students out of her own pocket but her daughter convinced her to write to me. And I’m so glad she did! Here’s her story: “I teach kindergarten in a rural Title 1 school in South Carolina. My school, McKissick Academy of Science and Technology, is a magnet school that is determined to change the lives of our students. Most of my students have never left our state or even our small town. I want to bring the world to them.
The majority of my students live below the poverty line with caretakers and relatives that are not their parents. Around 85% of students in my school receive free and reduced lunch. Many students come from families that do not have more than a middle school education nor speak English. Last year, over half the students in my classroom did not have books at home to read. This broke my heart.
I became a teacher because I wanted to help children believe in themselves and reach for the stars. I teach almost everything in small groups to meet the needs of all my students. My classroom is positive. I want students to walk into the room and stand taller knowing that this room was made for them. The mindset I’m teaching to my students is that if they believe in their ability, work hard, accept help from others, thrive on challenge and don’t see failure as a way to quit but an opportunity to learn, then they will succeed at whatever they try in school and in life.
This wishlist is for my students, not for me. Everything on that list will be used by them daily. The area my students struggle with the most is reading. I have to be able to get books home for these kids to practice and read to and with their families. Kindergarten and the early childhood grades set the learning path for a child. Thank you for taking interest in my sweet students who deserve the best!” As always, if you’re inspired to help Francy and her kiddos, pls check out her wishlist in my bio. I love you all. 💗
Thank you for doing this for teachers! ❤️ @kristenanniebell
@practical_traci @mrsmandyk 💕
@pitbullhearts I love this! Sent some gift card ☺️🙌🏼❤️
@balindafennell Mckissick Elem.?
@barnesfb I am getting so many packages!! My students are so blessed!! I am trying to thank everyone who took the time to give to these sweet kiddos!! I plan on sending out a thank you video this weekend!! Be on the lookout!!!
@tinshi @jentagu @ohhhhhchristine
@stapplecakes How do we find the link? It’s frozen 2 currently
I love this do much. Please keep this up. Thank you for caring about these teachers and the students. I had a single mom and I knew the struggle growing up. I will continue to donate as long as you continue to provide deserving teachers for us 😍
@marymargaretmiles @ameliasierra22 I feel like you should be #featuredteacherfriday write to her ♥️
@mdrakibtuhin Nice pic 👌
@julkim1313 Wish list is gone already ??😂😂
@lailudesign I live in Charleston, how do I donate? Thank youuuu
@barnesfb Video to come soon!!
@raych_2112 Does anyone have the link?? I don't see it in the bio anymore.
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Love this! God bless you Francy! And you too @kristenanniebell
I wrote a children’s book on how to love yourself and others and accepting everyone for who they are. It’s titled The Colorful World of Emily. Please, I would love to donate a book to this lovely teacher so that she can share a positive message to these students who have already been dished a rocky start. They need and deserve encouragement so that their ending is a story they can be proud of. 💜💜💜
Maybe she can give me some advice on how to deal with teachers who like to yell and intimidate students, around students with anxiety. 😫😫😫 @kristenanniebell
@jlynetteg She’s so pretty! 🙌