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Mrs. Manswell from Bronx NY is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

A Measurement of Scent Through the Science of Mindfulness

My students need the book, "Master of Mindfulness:Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress," bath salt and bath fizz making supplies, measuring supplies, and packaging to help learn the science of mindfulness .

  • $508 goal

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My Students

My students attend a Title I school in the heart of New York. They are special needs students and English Language Learners which makes learning challenging. My students come from a variety of economic backgrounds with almost all of them receiving free lunch. The school's population is very ethnically diverse as well. We serve a rising number of new transfers from Puerto Rico. Needless to say, students come to school with their own unique set of struggles and successes.

One thing they have in common, though, is their love for school and learning.

I hope to create an environment in school and at home that meets their unique needs.

My Project

Using the books, "Master Mindfulness: Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress, students will meet to discuss the different mindfulness practices featured in the book as well as learn how to implement mindfulness in the classroom. The books gives the student insight into how emotions impact learning and how teachers can help them approach each class period with an awareness of their own thoughts and feelings. The students will also enhance their math and science skills by learning measurement and chemistry by creating scented epsom salt and making bath fizz. They will also learn how different scents affects moods. After each meeting, students will keep a detailed mindfulness journel and write a scienctific report at the end.

The learning outcome will be to learn and develop practical skills of relational mindfulness that enhance effective communication both to deal well with conflict situations and to deepen friendships, as well as to gain a core understanding of the emerging science on the effects of mindfulness practice for mental health within the classroom while learning how scents could affects moods.

We never know what event will change a child's life and set a new course for their future. It may sound like just crafting, but the science behind it could spark an interest in math and chemistry that might change a student's future.

Mrs. Manswell
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
JUSLIN 20 Sets Heart Ball Star Shape DIY Bath Bomb Mold Christmas Decoration, 3 Sizes • Amazon Business $12.99 4 $51.96
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $11.96 4 $47.84
Spicy World Citric Acid, 10-Pound (Food Grade, NON-GMO) • Amazon Business $22.99 2 $45.98
Prepworks by Progressive Ultimate 19-Piece Measuring Cup and Spoon Set • Amazon Business $10.49 4 $41.96
Imperial Home MW1640 Glass Mixing Bowls Glass Food Storage Containers With Multi Color Lids Total 10 pcs Set • Amazon Business $9.99 4 $39.96
GoJars Hexagon Glass Jars for Gifts, Weddings, Honey, Jams, and More (24, 6oz) • Amazon Business $28.99 1 $28.99
bMAKER Bulk Botanical Flowers Kit (6pack) Edible & Kosher Certified 1.5 cups each of Jasmine, Cornflowers, Lavender, Marigold, Chamomile and Pink Rose Buds & Petals, 2ml of Rose Absolute Essential Oil • Amazon Business $24.44 1 $24.44
White Mountain Epsom Salt 2 Lb Containers (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $12.20 2 $24.40
Good Cook 3-Piece Mixing Spoons Set • Amazon Business $5.37 4 $21.48
Kyerivs Metal Bath Bomb Mold 14 PCS(6 Hemispheres, 2 Starfish, 2 Heart, 2 Shell, 2 Scallop) with 100 Shrink Wrap Bags 6 Gift Bag and 1 Mini Heat Sealer For Bath Bombs Handmade Soaps & Cake • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Bath Bomb Mold Set with Safe Food grade Soap Dye,Shrink Wrap Bags,1 Brush 1Spoons for Soap Making Supplies Your Own Fizzles • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
2 x 13.5 Pounds Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda (27 Pounds Total) • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
DecorRom Shrink Wrap Bags 200 pcs - 6 x 6 Inch - BONUS Mini Heat Sealer - Bags for Bath Bombs, Handmade Soaps and DIY Crafts • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ARGO Cornstarch, 35 Ounce • Amazon Business $8.25 1 $8.25

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