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Ms. Kretowicz from Reading PA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Fund Positive Behavior Interventions Not Detention

Help me give my students yoga mats to help regulate their physical and mental tensions in a school day. Trauma focused yoga is proven to help aid students with a history of abuse and trauma.

  • $449 goal

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My Students

The students at Reading High School are beyond resilient. They all are growing up in an Urban area, many walking to school, and most of the upperclassmen working to help support their families. With life's hardships outside of school, it is my responsibility to help make these students safe, and consistently learning in class and out of class.

Many of our resilient, bi-lingual students are survivors of trauma.

From witnessing gun violence, fleeing their home country for better opportunities, to gang related fights the fight or flight response is embedded in many of our schools youth. With that being said the mental health aspect in our school is trying. One obstacle we have is giving students in school suspension if they do not want to participate in class or are emotionally dysregulated due to a trauma trigger. Thus, they are sent to ISS where productivity is low.

My goal is to revamp in school suspension and make it a required place where students aren't punished for their actions, but they have to learn from them. They will learn through emotion regulation exercises, yoga, hands on activities, career exploration, and mental health group counseling with a trained school counselor.

My Project

Using yoga as a skill and tool to regulate emotions will help students use positive behavior in their in school suspension. With productive time in detention students will learn mental health work, yoga, trauma informed yoga, and begin group therapy in flexible seating. The hope is that time roaming the halls and not doing work will lead them to a place where they will complete their ISS in a productive manner.

Trauma informed practices result in less behavioral obstacles.

The research shows that productive detentions lead to students who will be ore motivated in their school, and more self aware.

Ms. Kretowicz
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Body Solid 3 mm Yoga Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $11.99 20 $239.80
Gaiam Relax Aromatherapy Diffuser • DICK'S Sporting Goods $49.99 1 $49.99
Gaiam Relax Aromatherapy Kit • DICK'S Sporting Goods $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$314.78

Vendor shipping charges

$31.48

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$380.98

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.23

Total project goal

$448.21

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$448.21

5 Donors

-$325.55

Donations toward project cost

-$289.40

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$36.15

Matching donations from our partners

-$107.74

Match offers toward project cost

-$91.58

Match offers to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$16.16

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$14.92

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$0.00

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