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Mrs. Rutledge from Dallas TX is requesting flexible seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Help! De-Stress My Reading

Help me give my students yoga mat/bag, yoga cards, yoga exercise books, and yoga CDs

  • $396 goal

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My Students

Many of my readers are reluctant and/or new readers. The students I serve come from a variety of cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. I am a hardworking librarian trying to instill the love of reading to a group of enthusiastic readers during this COVID Pandemic. I want students to be excited about coming to the library. My goal is to come up with creative ways to make storytime exciting and interesting.

Yoga-themed storytime is a way to get children moving, focus on their breathing, and allow time to de-stress.

This means that the children will do simple yoga poses and movements into their regular preschool storytimes.

My Project

I want to use yoga-themed storytime to get the kids moving, focus on their breathing, and allow time to de-stress. I will use picture books along with appropriate yoga poses to create fun storytimes. Storytime yoga will provide my students the opportunity to move in many ways, including cross-laterally, as they use their bodies to act out stories, express emotions, and move creatively. I want to including yoga in my library storytime programs, so I can help my students learn how to move in a variety of ways without having to think about it.

My plan is to read the book and we will act out the movements as they are described.

When I select the book I will pick an interesting book with engaging illustrations.

I will also use yoga-related picture books, that incorporate yoga poses directly into the stories themselves. Such books as Yummy Yoga (Bauers), Goodmorning Yoga(Gates), and I am Yoga (Verde).

Mrs. Rutledge
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gym Bag with Yoga Mat • $12.59 16 $201.44
Body Poetry: Yoga Cards • Kaplan Early Learning Company $25.16 1 $25.16
Teach Your Child Meditation: 70 Fun & Easy Ways to Help Kids De-Stress and Chill Out • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Teaching Yoga to Children Through Story (Storytime Yoga) • Amazon Business $15.85 1 $15.85
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace - Card Deck • Kaplan Early Learning Company $15.26 1 $15.26
Alex Active Yoga Kids Activity Exercise Blocks • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Kings & Queens of the Forest: Yoga Songs for Kids • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99

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