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Mrs. Blaedow from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Creating Mindful Moments in Early Childhood

Help me give my students mindfulness supplies, books about mindfulness, a Hoberman Sphere, a chime and journals, so they can learn to regulate their emotions in a healthy way.

  • $206 goal

This project expired on February 10, 2019.

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My Students

My students are between 3-5 years old and have a variety of special needs that range in significant developmental delays, autism, Prader-Willis syndrome, and Down Syndrome.

My students are approximately 6 months-2 years behind the typically developing child.

All of my students struggle with a minimum of two of the following areas, communication/language skills, fine/gross motor skills, academics and behavioral/social skills.

All of my students receive occupational therapy, physical therapy, and/or speech and language therapy on a weekly basis.

Our school is a Title I school and the majority of my students come from low-income households and all qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

My Project

These materials will encourage and teach the youngest learners in our building to learn how to pay attention on purpose to what is happening right now. With these materials I will be able to provide my students with resources that will allow them to be productive participants in our building. We will use the Hoberman sphere to teach deep controlled breathing. They will reflect in their gratitude journals and I will be able to use these to document their progress during our year of mindfulness. My students will use the requested mindfulness literature such as “When Sophie Get’s Angry,” to better understand emotions such as anger, sadness, focus and happiness. We will have calming activities such as mindfulness coloring book pages and mindfulness card activities. With changes in the demands of academics and testing for even our youngest learners, there are fewer opportunities for these children to learn appropriate social/emotional coping strategies. I am hoping that once I teach them the basics and beyond, they will be well adjusted in the future grades.

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

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Anh's Anger • Amazon Business $15.25 1 $15.25
Hansen M1301 Rainbow Hoberman Mini Sphere • Amazon Business $13.67 1 $13.67
How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids • Amazon Business $13.19 1 $13.19
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) (Volume 3) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
My Happiness Journal • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98
Puppy Mind • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them • Amazon Business $9.33 1 $9.33
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
When Sophie Gets Angry--Really, Really Angry… (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Toysmith Spiral Mystical Glitter Wand (Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $6.59 1 $6.59

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