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Mrs. Zera from Wesley Chapel FL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Being Mindful & Calming

Help me give my students materials for a calming space with books depicting issues and voices like their own and mindful ways to help calm themselves!

  • $351 goal

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My Students

My kindergartners truly enjoy learning! Our diverse classroom is made up of very eager students who want to take charge of their learning and be successful!

I want to create a fun and engaging classroom that students want to be in!

They love hands-on activities and being able to have the freedom to move in class. We have a very diverse group of students including ESE and ELL students. With many diverse needs, my students are highly motivated and want to take charge of their foundation of learning.

Being kindergartners, my students need to be engaged 100% of the time and a lot of times the classroom is the only place they get the attention that they desire. I love my job for all the "ah ha!" moments I get to see each year and the love and hugs are a definite perk that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world!

My Project

Sometimes the world we live in can get over-whelming and stressful, especially for kids. The Montessori approach to learning provides a calm, quiet environment for children to learn and explore. Being mindful and calming is developing social and emotional skills that can be provided through fun and engaging read aloud books! When having a calm down spot it helps children in social emotional ways by depicting issues and voices like their own.

I want to bring this mindfulness to my students by creating a calming space where children can relax, breathe, and unwind.

I need materials such as the sensory toys that relieves stress along with anxiety. Another calming activity is the ABC Puzzle and the Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light so students can be aware of how long they were in the calming corner. In addition, the books will teach students how to breathe and the flip book will help students learn to become more mindful of their feelings. We will be the authors of our own growth. We will do this by taking learned concepts and expressing them with these exploration materials.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sundale Outdoor Indoor Adjustable Soft-Brushed Polyester Cord Five-Position Multiangle Floor Chair, 17.5"(L) x 17"(W) x 17.5"(H), Light Gray • Amazon Business $42.99 1 $42.99
20 Pcs Zipper File Bags with 5 Colors(4 pcs/Color) Waterproof Bag for Document Organizer PVC Material for Office Family Supplies and Business Travel Pouch • Amazon Business $14.98 2 $29.96
Soft Glow Silent Timer & Light • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Rocket Writes a Story • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
28 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Relieves Stress and Anxiety Fidget Toy for Children Adults, Special Toys Assortment for Birthday Party Favors, Classroom Rewards Prizes, Carnival, Piñata Goodie Bag Fillers • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
My Moods, My Choices Flipbook for Kids; 20 Different Moods/Emotions; Help Kids Identify Feelings and Make Positive Choices; Laminated Pages (Monster Flipbook - Travel Size) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
How to Read a Story • Amazon Business $13.33 1 $13.33
I'm NOT just a Scribble... • Amazon Business $13.18 1 $13.18
Wall Pops WPE1641 Ice Dry Erase Dot Decals • Amazon Business $11.67 1 $11.67
A Squiggly Story • Amazon Business $11.01 1 $11.01
Cool Down and Work Through Anger (Learning to Get Along®) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Teamwork Isn't My Thing, and I Don't Like to Share! (Best Me I Can Be!) • Amazon Business $9.26 1 $9.26
My Day Is Ruined!: A Story Teaching Flexible Thinking (Executive Function) • Amazon Business $9.07 1 $9.07
Calm-Down Time (Toddler Tools) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Fajiabao Wooden ABC Puzzle Montessori Toys Stem Learning Peg Board Letter Number Construction Shape Sorter Stacking Gift for Preschool Toddlers Kids • Amazon Business $8.00 1 $8.00
Little Monkey Calms Down (Hello Genius) • Amazon Business $7.67 1 $7.67
How Rocket Learned to Read • Amazon Business $7.03 1 $7.03
Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice (Communicate With Confidence) • Amazon Business $6.00 1 $6.00
The Best You: Calm Down - TIME FOR KIDS® - 1st Grade Reading Level - Great for Beginning Readers (Time for Kids Nonfiction Readers) • Amazon Business $5.98 1 $5.98
Broken Crayons Still Color (Hope-filled Stories for Kids) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $4.45 1 $4.45

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