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Mrs. Confer from Saint Joseph MI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Calm: Mindfulness in Kindergarten

Help me give my students books and sensory materials which will support their self-regulation and mindfulness.

  • $294 goal

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My Students

My classroom is a typical midwestern kindergarten classroom. My students may be average and ordinary by some standards. Most come from middle class homes and score as average on standardized tests. However to me they are each unique, amazing and extraordinary individuals that the world has never seen. Each filled with the potential to change the world.

"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship”- Dr James Comer.

For me, relationships with my students come first. I look forward to each school year with anticipation and excitement. What will they teach me this year?

My Project

In the hustle and bustle of a busy classroom, it is easy to become over stimulated and shut down to learning. With the help of these books and sensory material, I want to support and model for4 the students mindfulness and self-regulation to help them be the best learners they can be.

"Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health - Dalai Lama" Children living in this fast paced world need a calm and safe classroom to serve a safe haven of learning.

It is my desire to create such a place in my classroom.

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

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 2 $20.96
Thought-Spot I Know What to Do Cards for Taking Control of Your Feelings/Emotions; Helps Children Identify Their Feelings & Emotions; Hardcover and Laminated • Amazon Business $18.98 1 $18.98
What Should Danny Do? School Day (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $17.53 1 $17.53
Bundle Sensory Fidget Toys Set-Liquid Motion Timer/Grape Ball/Soft Egg Slime/Flippy Chain/Stretchy String/Ultralight clay/Mesh & Marble Toy/Soybeans Squeeze/Mochi Squishy,Stretch Toys Children/Adult • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mae Among the Stars • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Strictly No Elephants • Amazon Business $12.85 1 $12.85
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $12.79 1 $12.79
What Should Danny Do? (The Power to Choose Series) • Amazon Business $12.54 1 $12.54
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $11.72 1 $11.72
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
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
A Little SPOT of Kindness! • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Too Many Carrots • Amazon Business $10.28 1 $10.28
Be Kind • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90

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