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Mrs. McNelis from Fairfield CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Becoming a Mindful Learner

Help me give my students a collection of books to help them develop being mindful.

  • $401 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I have the privilege of working with a group of incredible kindergarten students. I feel honored that I get to be their first experience with school and it is my goal to create a classroom that fosters a love of learning.

My students come from a variety of backgrounds.

Some of my students are English Language Learners; others are from military families. I have students in foster care and others that come from single-parent homes. I work hard to build a positive classroom environment which fosters a love of learning, no matter what background the child is coming from. This project will support that learning environment.

My Project

This project will provide my students with a collection of books to help develop the skill of mindfulness. Each day my class practices the skill of being mindful and using our breath to calm ourselves. Becoming mindful is a hard topic and having picture books that discuss this topic will greatly help students.

It is so important to help students learn to regulate their feelings and be present in the moment.

These books will provide the students with strategies to develop this important life long skill. This is particularly important to develop this skill during the pandemic as stress levels are high.

This project will provide a different book each week to help students develop mindfulness. Some of the books include Puppy Mind, What Does it Mean to Be Present and Listening with My Heart.

Mrs. McNelis
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $18.51 1 $18.51
Monsters Love School • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Lion in Me • Amazon Business $14.29 1 $14.29
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation • Amazon Business $13.79 1 $13.79
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Visiting Feelings • Amazon Business $13.16 1 $13.16
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Breathing Makes It Better: A Book for Sad Days, Mad Days, Glad Days, and All the Feelings In-Between • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Puppy Mind • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Moody Cow Meditates • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $12.69 1 $12.69
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $12.52 1 $12.52
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $11.59 1 $11.59
ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me: ABCs for a happy, healthy mind & body • Amazon Business $11.55 1 $11.55
Cassidy's Present • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Our Class is a Family • Amazon Business $10.89 1 $10.89
Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
Marcy's Having All the Feels • Amazon Business $9.49 1 $9.49
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness (I Am Books) • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47

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