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Mrs. De La Cruz from Appleton WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Calm, Cool, and Mindful in Kindergarten

Help me give my students mindfulness materials such as a Tibetan singing bowl and books about mindfulness to promote a calm and thoughtful environment.

  • $251 goal

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My Students

Walking into our classroom, you experience a wealth of culture, background, and language. Our students learn from, teach, and accept each other for all of their amazing strengths they have to offer. We welcome you into our day filled with love and laughter.

Our students are filled with energy and curiosity and are looking forward to harnessing that to be their best selves.

My students need the tools to make them successful in the classroom and to be excited to learn, grow, and continue to solve the problems they may face.

My Project

Kindergarten students require a lot of support around social skills and school readiness. Current research supports the idea that mindfulness has a huge impact on student learning. Students who are mindful can be more present, interactive, and reflective on their learning.

“The basic root of happiness lies in our minds; outer circumstances are nothing more than adverse or favorable.” ~Matthieu Ricard.

Mindfulness takes practice. Because of this, we are asking for a host of different books to learn about and practice mindfulness. Furthermore, we are asking for a Tibetan singing bowl to use for our time when we practice mindfulness whole group. These tools will work together to teach Kindergarten students how to stay calm, cool, and mindful throughout the entire year.

Mrs. De La Cruz
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tibetan Singing Bowl Set — Meditation Sound Bowl Handcrafted in Nepal for Healing and Mindfulness • Amazon Business $22.97 1 $22.97
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $16.41 1 $16.41
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
Puppy Mind • Amazon Business $12.89 1 $12.89
Ball Mason Jar 8-Ounces Jelly Quilted Crystal with Lids and Bands, Regular Mouth (Set of 4) • Amazon Business $12.25 1 $12.25
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Can Do Hard Things: Mindful Affirmations for Kids • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me: ABCs for a happy, healthy mind & body • Amazon Business $10.45 1 $10.45
Crab and Whale: a new way to experience mindfulness for kids. Vol 1: Kindness (Mindful Storytime) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
Slime Supplies Glitter Powder Sequins for Slime,Arts Crafts Extra Solvent Resistant Glitter Powder Shakers,Bulk Acrylic Polyester Craft Supplies Glitter Loose Eyeshadow,Assorted Colors,12 Pack Glitter • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $7.47 1 $7.47

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