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Ms. Collier from Austin TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

From Head to Heart - Mindfulness Mondays and More

Help me give my students a comprehensive collection of books about mindfulness and yoga stories to add to our library collection and use for engaging story time in the library and at school assembly.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students include all the children of the school, Pre-K through 5th grade, and they love the library and learning. My students are diverse! They are mostly from low-income households, many speak Spanish or another language such as Arabic or Pashto.

My students are engaged and active learners who know that kindness counts!

Some of my students come from home knowing Social Emotional Learning skills such as compassion, empathy and self-regulation, but many do not and they learn those lessons here at school.

My Project

This collection of books will be added to our school library for use by students, teachers and parents to support our Social Emotional Learning curriculum, specifically in the area of Mindfulness. Some of them are engaging yoga stories so that I can incorporate movement into our library story times on occasion. I help lead "Mindfulness Monday" at assembly for all K-5 students on Monday mornings and I will use these books to share with students in this whole-community setting.

I want to use this collection of books to support students' understanding and experience with "Mindfulness" and nothing touches both the head and the heart more than books!

My goal is to include a mindfulness-related story time a couple of times per semester for each grade level in the school and have quality, engaging books in this area available for our school community in our library.

Ms. Collier
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 480 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Bee Still: An Invitation to Meditation • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story • Amazon Business $15.28 1 $15.28
A Morning with Grandpa • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $13.62 1 $13.62
Charlotte and the Quiet Place • Amazon Business $13.56 1 $13.56
Yawning Yoga • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Just Breathe: Meditation, Mindfulness, Movement, and More • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $12.47 1 $12.47
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Grow Happy • Amazon Business $12.11 1 $12.11
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 $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Peaceful Piggy Meditation • Amazon Business $11.53 1 $11.53
ABC for Me: ABC Yoga: Join us and the animals out in nature and learn some yoga! • Amazon Business $11.52 1 $11.52
Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
Rachel's Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book (Kids Yoga Stories) • Amazon Business $11.07 1 $11.07
King Calm: Mindful Gorilla in the City • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Heart Bubbles: Exploring compassion with kids • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Peaceful Piggy Yoga • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Mind Bubbles: Exploring mindfulness with kids • Amazon Business $10.31 1 $10.31
Yoga Frog • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Downward Dog with Diego • Amazon Business $8.69 1 $8.69
Meditation Is an Open Sky: Mindfulness for Kids • Amazon Business $6.11 1 $6.11

Materials cost

$374.69

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.62

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.31

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.41

Total project goal

$482.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.72

1 Donor

-$444.06

Donations toward project cost

-$410.31

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$38.66

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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