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Mrs. Carter from Atlanta GA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Improving Emotional Health of Obama Scholars

My students need yoga mats, peaceful music, educational yoga materials to promote mindful stress reduction activities to improve academic performance.

  • $594 goal

This project expired on July 28, 2018.

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My Students

The school is located in the inner city. It is a multicultural technological school that provides students with a total education in the areas of academic, social, and emotional learning from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5. Because we are located in the inner city, the school has a very transit population. The school houses a Technology Magnet Program in grades 3 through 5. There are approximately 975 students enrolled, of which 97% receive free or reduced lunch. Approximately 5.5% of the school’s population includes students with disabilities. Three percent of the students are English Language Learners (ELL).

My Project

This year we are focusing improving the social-emotional health of our scholars. Some of our scholars struggle with many stressors. These stressors include childhood homelessness, parents who may be incarcerated, mental health ailments, and everyday stress as a child. We are working to use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to build systems capacity for implementing a multi-tiered approach to dressing the needs of our population. Yoga provides social, emotional, and behavioral support to our scholars in grades 2, 3, 4, and 5.

First, my scholars will see that stress can be managed through healthy living.

Scholars will use resources purchased to broaden their scope by using basic yoga techniques for thirty minutes increments. Yoga will be used to relax scholars, assist with anxiety, and assist with behavioral modifications. The school counseling will provide instruction on yoga in classroom guidance and small group guidance. These sessions will be provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week for thirty minutes sessions once in the morning and an additional afternoon session. Yoga will be provided as a stress reliever and an additional strategy to process and channel anger. Providing yoga will increase scholastic achievement, scholars will be able to focus on education and decrease anxiety among the scholars.

Mrs. Carter
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 975 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Apple - USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter - White • Best Buy Education $69.00 1 $69.00
Skechers Print 4.5mm Yoga Mat - Pink • DICK'S Sporting Goods $21.99 2 $43.98
Skechers Solid 4.5mm Yoga Mat - Blue • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
Skechers Solid 4.5mm Yoga Mat - Gray • DICK'S Sporting Goods $19.99 2 $39.98
StarTech - DisplayPort to VGA Adapter - Black • Best Buy Education $28.90 1 $28.90
Learning Resources Human Body Model • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
PROMIC Pilates Mat 1/2 inch - Anti Tear Exercise mat - Non Slip Yoga Mat - Non Toxic Pilates Mat Extra Thick - High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Yoga Mat Straps for Carrying, Long 75 inch,Black • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
PROMIC Pilates Mat 1/2 inch - Anti Tear Exercise mat - Non Slip Yoga Mat - Non Toxic Pilates Mat Extra Thick - High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Yoga Mat Straps for Carrying, Long 75 inch,Red • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
PROMIC Pilates Mat 1/2 inch - Anti Tear Exercise mat - Non Slip Yoga Mat - Non Toxic Pilates Mat Extra Thick - High Density Exercise Yoga Mat with Yoga Mat Straps for Carrying, Long 75 inch,Yellow • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Music for Healing and Unwinding: Two Pioneers in the Emerging Field of Sound Healing • Amazon Business $16.50 1 $16.50
The Yoga Bible • Amazon Business $15.09 1 $15.09
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story • Amazon Business $11.47 1 $11.47
Yoga Games for Children: Fun and Fitness with Postures, Movements and Breath (SmartFun Activity Books) • Amazon Business $11.14 1 $11.14
The Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe • Amazon Business $10.94 1 $10.94
ABC for Me: ABC Yoga: Join us and the animals out in nature and learn some yoga! • Amazon Business $10.53 1 $10.53
Mozart For Meditation • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
Belkin - F8V234 Speaker&Headphone Splitter - Black • Best Buy Education $10.22 1 $10.22
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
Mozart For Your Mind • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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