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Mrs. Smith from Cincinnati OH is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Build and Breathe

Help me give my students moments of calm and learn to manage stress.

  • $168 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach a gifted program of students that is math-based, but where the math is compacted so that it is able to integrate all content areas in problem based learning. This year, I have not only fourth through sixth grades but also integrate first through third graders throughout the year. I work hard to include students in decision making and classroom management to make them feel a part of their education. Students spend three full years with me as their teacher in grades 4-6.

I want my students to be happy, eager, and healthy learners.

They feel really comfortable in my class but find their quirkiness and intensities overwhelming for other students throughout their day. My students get frustrated by their confusing social interactions with their grade level peers as a whole and can be highly emotional in their responses to teachers and students alike. I would like to have a class library to explore and discuss their challenges in a healthy way.

My Project

My students worry a lot about their world - school, home, and the world at large. We are working on bringing mediation and breathing exercises to our class in order to manage some of their internal stresses. In addition, I would like to use building challenges with legos to incorporate excitement with them. Legos can be used for STEM activities and just to relax and let their imaginations soar.

My students need moments to simply let their minds wander and simply live in the moment.

Breathing, meditation, and letting their imagination go are ways that they can be kids and let the world around them go away for a while.

Mrs. Smith
Grades 3-5

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This project will reach 40 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Everest Toys Anomia Party Edition Card Game • Amazon Business $29.68 1 $29.68
Peel-and-Stick Baseplates - 10 Inch x 10 Inch Baseplate - Green 4 Pack Compatible with All Major Brands • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
EXERCISE N PLAY 560 Piece Building Bricks Kit with Wheels, Tires, Axles, Windows and Doors Pieces - Classic Colors - Compatible with All Major Brands Include Mesh Bag • Amazon Business $16.69 1 $16.69
[Improved Design] 4 Baseplates, 10 x 10 Inches Large Thick Base Plates for Building Bricks by Brickyard, Perfect for Activity Table or Displaying Compatible Construction Toys (2 Green, 2 Blue) • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $12.60 1 $12.60

Materials cost

$110.90

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$1.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$142.56

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$25.16

Total project goal

$167.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$167.72

2 Donors

-$146.00

Donations toward project cost

-$142.56

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.44

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$21.72

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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