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Ms. DiAnne from New Orleans LA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Place of Peace for 1st Grade

Help me give my students a mindfulness corner! We need a comfy place to calm down or just take a moment to ourselves. We are requesting a bean bag chair, a shelf and mindfulness books.

  • $431 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2019.

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My Students

My students are curious, energetic and always want to know more! They are engaged by hands-on, enrichment projects that push them to connect learning to the world around them. In their eyes, school is not just a place for academics, but a place of exploration and growth. I am inspired by my students every day!

Our school is located in New Orleans East, a community that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina and has been slow to recover in comparison to the rest of the city.

Each child in my classroom brings special gifts and talents. We provide personalized learning through student led instruction, project based learning and self exploration to ensure that each student's needs are met, right where they are! They are truly an incredible group, and I am so lucky to be a part of their lives every day!

My Project

First graders are learning so much more than academics. In our class we learn about ourselves, each other and how to work as a team. This can be overwhelming and sometimes we just need a few minutes of tranquility.

This peace center will benefit our students by building emotional awareness, creating independence, and fostering a mindful environment.

Research indicates that incorporating peace areas within classrooms not only increase academic growth, but personal growth as well. We're asking for a comfortable chair, weighted blanket, stress toys, mindfulness books, coloring activities, emotion flashcards, a rug, and materials to put it all together.

Ms. DiAnne
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 75 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Home-Like 11-Drawer Storage Unit Multi-Bin Toy Organizer DIY Storage Cabinet Multi-Purpose Storage Chest Metal Shelf with Removable Fabric Bins Ideal for Home Office Bedroom (11 Drawer-Turquoise) • Amazon Business $49.29 1 $49.29
Big Joe 645614 Dorm Bean Bag Chair, Sapphire • Amazon Business $46.76 1 $46.76
IKEA 403.384.05 Kid Bed Canopy Green, Polyester • Amazon Business $28.20 1 $28.20
16 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer/Rainbow Magic Sensory Ball and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Lee D.Martin Children Area Rugs Ultra Cozy Round Rugs Kids' Room Décor Carpets Modern Shaggy Area Rugs Anti-Slip Backed Home Décor Rug,Diameter 47.3 inches,Purple • Amazon Business $17.00 1 $17.00
Threads West Premium Large Heavyweight Mexican Falsa Blanket, Serape Stripe Yoga Blanket (72” X 52”) (Large Heavy, Random Color) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Teacher Created Resources 20660 Sand Timer • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Bioeilife 3D Pin Art Sculpture Point Impressions Hand Mold Great Toy For Kids • Amazon Business $15.88 1 $15.88
Anh's Anger • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Moody Cow Meditates • Amazon Business $14.73 1 $14.73
Teacher Created Resources 10 Minute Sand Timer-Large (20675) • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Stress Balls Puffer Stress Relief Toys Value Assortment Bulk 1 Dozen Stress Relax Toy Balls, Squeeze Ball Puffer Ball Assortment Most Popular Selection of Hand Exercise Balls & Therapy Balls • Amazon Business $12.97 1 $12.97
Todd Parr Feelings Flash Cards • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.38 1 $11.38
Trends International Inside Out Emotions Wall Poster 22.375" x 34" • Amazon Business $6.44 1 $6.44
Mindfulness Coloring Book for Children: A Fantastic Introduction to Mindfulness for Children • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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