I work in a school where the free and reduced lunch total is around 96%. I love the kids that I work with, however, some of the stories that I hear and some of the things that they tell me are pretty heartbreaking. Just a examples out of many: -A student in my class who had a Christmas without any presents under the tree because mom and dad couldn't afford any gifts -A student who was so excited to tell me about going out to eat at a popular fast-food restaurant for dinner, and dinner was an order of fries -Many students who wear clothes much too small/ with lots of holes because mom and dad cannot afford to buy any new clothes for them After previously working in a school with mostly stay-at-home moms with kids who were much more well-off, my current experience has been eye-opening. I find myself worrying about my students often and wishing there was something I could do to help them, although I know this isn't part of my job. For any teachers who work at similar schools, do you find with working at these types of schools longer that it gets easier? Or do you still find yourself wanting to help your students as much as you can? And if so, what do you do?