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Ms. Kinsella-Bleecher from Oak Lawn IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Inhale Love. Exhale Support for the Children.

Help me give my students what they need and deserve! I will provide flexible seating to all my students. Also, yoga and mindfulness will be top priority, so supplies are needed to set up the yoga space.

  • $824 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of teaching a beautiful group of humans just south of Chicago. One thing I adore about my school community is the cultural diversity and consistent efforts to grow. Many of the students in the community are raised in low income homes. All of my students have unique stories. Many have immigrated to the United States with a remarkable perspective and resilience. Some struggle with severe trauma. All of them deserve the best education possible. A kind of education that opens up doors to their courageous minds. A kind of education that instills hope and gives them a gentle nudge to follow their dreams.

My Project

The supplies will be used to set up a safe space for the students. Their social and emotional well being will be priority, so they can be fully present in their academics. Supplies provided will help me create a center for physical Asana yoga in my 5th grade classroom, a "Zen Den" for meditation, and seating that supports elementary students physical development and their need to wiggle it out!

Each day students will engage in mindfulness, meditation, and physical Asana yoga to enhance their self awareness.

Mental health issues is an epidemic. We must start prioritizing and teaching the skills at a young age, so that people have the self awareness and strategies to revisit when life throws them inevitable curve balls. This not only will help them in the future, but it will also increase their focus and investment in their day to day academic studies.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me, in my students, in humanity! The love and light in me sees the love and light in you. Namaste.


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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tiny Land Kids Teepee Tent for Boys, Black and White Stripe Children Play Tent with Canvas Carry Case for Indoor & Garden • Amazon Business $59.99 2 $119.98
Flash Furniture Bar Height Table and Stool Set - YB-YJ922-GG • Amazon Business $95.65 1 $95.65
Forest Floor 3/8" Thick Printed Wood Grain Interlocking Foam Floor Mats, 80 Sq Ft (20 Tiles), Cherry • Amazon Business $78.31 1 $78.31
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Grey, 45cm • Amazon Business $16.28 4 $65.12
Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-STOOLBB-SO Plastic Stack Stools, Black & Black • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
ECR4Kids The Surf Portable Lap Desk/Laptop Stand/Writing Table, Navy • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
4 Pack Memory Foam Honeycomb Nonslip Back 16" x16" Chair/Seat Cushion Pad • Amazon Business $33.34 1 $33.34
Visiting Feelings • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Meditation Trio Chime, EONLION Three Tone Solo Percussion Instrument for Prayer, Yoga, Eastern Energy Chime for Meditation and Classroom Use • Amazon Business $15.96 1 $15.96
Biggo Tibetan Singing Bowl Set - With Mallet & Silk Cushion- Perfect resonance Meditation Yoga & Chakra Healing Handmade Bowl .Perfect Gift • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
I Am Love: A Book of Compassion • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
What Does It Mean to Be Present? • Amazon Business $12.56 1 $12.56
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $11.91 1 $11.91
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 $11.66 1 $11.66
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Find Your Happy!: A Kid's Self Love Book (Empower Kids) • Amazon Business $9.88 1 $9.88

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