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Ms. Smith from Virginia Beach VA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

I Am Peace - Classroom MINDFULNESS for Peace and Productivity

My students need yoga mats and mindfulness books and games to support skills needed to regulate behavior and focus on learning.

  • $600 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

In our classroom family, we work on building productive, positive, and focused learning opportunities. This is fostered by integrating social-emotional learning into all aspects of the day. We start our day with morning meetings, have peer conferences, peer editors, peer and self reflection, and much more. We are learning to investigate and support ourselves and our classmates.

Many of my brilliant scholars are from households of poverty, and my hope is to provide them experiences to ease the stress and anxiety of life.

My students know however, they are not defined by their zip code. They are all amazing 8 and 9 year olds. They are intelligent, hard-working, and creative. They ALL have so much potential and strive for excellence.

We support one another by learning from our mistakes and working to become better people. I have high expectations for all of my students and strive to provide them with experiences to have positive impacts that last into their adult lives.

My Project

Educators know that children learn best when they are comfortable, safe, and relaxed. Effective teachers give children the gift of learning and the tools to become kind and productive adults. How powerful would it be if we could also give them the gift of mindfulness? Helping them to use their breath and mind to lead a happy and healthy life.

Teachers can make mindfulness a part of classroom learning by integrating it into curriculum through exercises in breathing, sensory experience, guided imagery, and movement.

Now more than ever, teaching mindfulness in the classroom is a necessity. Our children, teachers, and parents are stressed and anxious. Our lives are busy, and we often find ourselves thinking about the past or worrying about the future. We need mindfulness because it teaches us to live in the present moment.

My goal is to introduce mindfulness by relating it to daily life. I hope to accomplish this by introducing mindful games from several of the materials requested such as, Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens; Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere; Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck. Book titles, I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness; Meddy Teddy: A Mindful Yoga Journey; What Does It Mean to Be Present?, were chosen because they are directed towards mindfulness newcomers. My students should feel comfortable picking up any of the texts and beginning to learn from day 1. The yoga mats will be used for yoga practices and simple meditation to help my students connect with their bodies and regain control over their minds.

Ms. Smith
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAT - CANDO PER YOGA MAT - BLUE - 68 IN X 24 IN X 1/6 IN - ECO-FRIENDLY - CASE OF 10 • School Specialty $121.19 2 $242.38
Hoberman Mini Sphere ï Neon • Amazon Business $10.00 3 $30.00
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity • Amazon Business $14.50 1 $14.50
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $13.51 1 $13.51
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Silence • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
Meddy Teddy: A Mindful Yoga Journey • Amazon Business $12.23 1 $12.23
You're All Kinds of Wonderful • Amazon Business $12.08 1 $12.08
Jenny's Winter Walk: A Kids Yoga Winter Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $9.46 1 $9.46
You're Here for a Reason (Nancy Tillman Collection) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$448.32

Vendor shipping charges

$24.24

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.72

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$509.28

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$89.87

Total project goal

$599.15

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$599.15

2 Donors

-$407.76

Donations toward project cost

-$346.60

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$61.16

match offer

-$191.39

Match offer toward project cost

-$162.68

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$28.71

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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