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Mrs. Koenig from Sacramento CA is requesting professional development through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Professional development

Breathe & Relax: Mindfulness & Meditation in the Kindergarten

I need books that empower me to practice & teach mindfulness, meditation, & yoga in my classroom effectively.

  • $192 goal

This project expired on September 10, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest to you." -Mother Teresa

My students are in an all-day kindergarten class and even though it is a long day, my students are always happy and excited to come to school...just as I am to be at school to be their teacher.

My students live in a low-income area. 95% of my students have free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast. My classroom is filled with 23 lively kindergartners who are super happy to be at school. I enjoy coming to work each morning to see their happy faces and warm hugs

My Project

"The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers." -Thich Nhat Hanh

Even though I have been teaching for 15 years, I am always looking for ways to improve myself as an educator.

I am either looking for ways to help me advance my knowledge on classroom management strategies, how to communicate with my students and their parents, ways to help teach my students to be on grade level.

I would love the opportunity to increase my personal understanding of mindfulness & meditation in order to share this practice with students in my classroom and run a weekly mindfulness & meditation club for students.

This collection of professional development materials is key to effectively implementing mindfulness & meditation with my students. Each resource has been selected to deepen my understanding of mindfulness & meditation and the implementation of the practice in an educational setting.

A mindfulness & meditation practice will help my students look within in order to become aware of and embody the connection between their emotions, thoughts and bodily sensations. Understanding these mind-body connections will help my students regulate their emotions, which leads to improved behavior, lower stress levels, better relationships, and a greater ability to focus. At the end of the school year, I hope my students will carry the skills they are learning in other areas of their lives.

Mrs. Koenig
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 23 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Blue • Amazon Business $12.95 3 $38.85
ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
How to be a Cloud: Yoga Songs for Kids Vol. 3 • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kids Vol. 2 • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (SmartFun Activity Books) • Amazon Business $12.27 1 $12.27
Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

Materials cost

$119.98

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$10.98

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.80

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$162.76

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$28.72

Total project goal

$191.48

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$191.48

5 Donors

-$95.48

Donations toward project cost

-$81.61

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$13.87

match offer

-$95.47

Match offer toward project cost

-$81.15

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$14.32

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.53

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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