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Ms. Galvin from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Deep Breaths

Help me give my students books to help them cultivate a mindfulness practice. Mindfulness promotes happiness, empathy, confidence, and self-regulation.

  • $220 goal

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My Students

I am a special education kindergarten teacher in a Title I, K-8, public school in the Bronx, NY. Our school has a diverse population including many English Language Learners. Our school vision is that students learn best through building relationships, ensuring academic rigor, and building a culturally responsive environment. We believe that establishing and maintaining positive relationships creates a nurturing school community.

My students face many challenges that include violence and crime in their neighborhood.

Many of my students come to school tired and hungry. My students have difficulty developing their Social-Emotional Skills including poor self-awareness, poor self-regulation skills, poor social skills, and poor problem-solving skills. However, even though they are faced with numerous obstacles, they are still motivated and enthusiastic learners. They welcome the opportunity I give them through our mindfulness activities to become calmer and more aware of their emotions and become better students.

My Project

"Research has proven that mindfulness practice integrates the brain and strengthens the important executive functions that support emotional and social intelligence as well as academic success. Mindfulness is a natural way to set them on the right course not only now, but for the rest of their lives" Daniel J.Siegel M.D

Many of my students struggle with stress, anxiety, poor self-regulation skills, poor self-awareness, and poor social skills.

Help me give my students books to help them cultivate a mindfulness practice. These struggles can negatively impact learning, behavior, physical, and mental health. Mindfulness practice helps students learn how to pay attention to their bodies, feelings, and breaths which has shown an overall improved effect on academic performance

I will use these mindfulness books to help my students to understand compassion, being present , emotions, and mindful breathing. The books will be placed in our peace corner where they can go and read quietly. In addition to mindfulness practices my students will learn about their brains. We will use the brain model to identify the different parts of the brain and what they do. I will teach my students weekly mindfulness lessons and incorporate practices throughout the day. These materials will be so beneficial for my students.

Ms. Galvin
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TEDCO 4D Anatomy Brain Model • Amazon Business $17.57 1 $17.57
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace (Card Deck) • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Moody Cow Meditates • Amazon Business $13.06 1 $13.06
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
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
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Woodstock Chimes - The ORIGINAL Guaranteed Musically Tuned Chime, Zenergy - Solo, Silver • Amazon Business $9.50 1 $9.50

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