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Ms. Luders from Renton WA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Fostering Mindfulness and Community

Help me give my students materials to help foster mindfulness and community in the classroom.

  • $347 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are wonderfully creative and imaginative thinkers. They amaze me with their innovative ideas and creativity! They are energetic and eager to learn!

My students love to learn from one another and they are very collaborative, cooperative learners.

We participate in many small group learning activities, and they are always respectful and thoughtful toward one another. We have a very diverse classroom, which makes our learning community even more special. These students are smart, motivated to learn, and passionate third graders!

My Project

These materials will help us to remain engaged in the last months of school as well as kick start our school year next fall. My students have been working on engaging in and practicing growth mindset and these materials for creating classroom meetings and mindfulness will compliment our purpose and focus.

My hope is to continue to provide students with tools and resources to help them build a foundation for emotional regulation.

When students are able to self-manage their behavior and regulate emotions, their capacity to learn is much higher.

Through our morning and closing meetings, I plan to teach students to identify their emotions, the causes for more extreme emotions, and ways to cope and problem-solve.

My goal is to teach students important life skills, how to manage stress and anxiety and also reduce disciplinary actions.

Ms. Luders
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Growth Mindset Read Alouds (6 Books) • AKJ Education $78.43 1 $78.43
RE322 - Lakeshore Sensory Ball Set • Lakeshore Learning Materials $34.99 1 $34.99
Closing Circles: 50 Activities for Ending the Day in a Positive Way • Amazon Business $20.90 1 $20.90
The Morning Meeting Book: K-8 • Amazon Business $18.04 1 $18.04
Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities • Amazon Business $17.43 1 $17.43
EA294 - Giant Sand Timer - 5 Minutes • Lakeshore Learning Materials $15.99 1 $15.99
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
Brain Breaks for the Classroom: Quick and Easy Breathing and Movement Activities That Help Students Reenergize, Refocus, and Boost Brain Power-Anytime of the Day! by Gay, Michelle Pap/Pstr Edition [Paperback(2009/10/1)] • Amazon Business $15.35 1 $15.35
The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve • Amazon Business $12.63 1 $12.63
Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness , Focus and Calm • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39

Materials cost

$239.85

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$20.99

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$294.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$51.96

Total project goal

$346.40

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$346.40

8 Donors

-$321.40

Donations toward project cost

-$273.19

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$48.21

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

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$0.00

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Project Activity

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