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Ms. Vega from Berwyn IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm and Carry On Learning

My students need Wiggle Seats, books and mindfulness cards to help them learn self-regulation in order to be successful in school.

  • $176 goal

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My Students

My students are part of a public school district in a major city in Illinois. The school includes students in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. They are primarily Latino students who come from low-income families.

The students at my school are remarkable children with unique personalities and incredible talents.

The school is part of a strong community with many caring families. Like many schools in Illinois, funding for supplies and programs in my school is limited. We rely heavily on donations and grants in order to provide the students with a well-rounded experience at no cost to their families.

My Project

For students who have difficulty regulating their bodies and managing their emotions, school can be extremely challenging. The materials I am requesting will help me teach students how to independently self-regulate and be mindful during class to ensure that they are successful in school.

Every student deserves the chance to reach their full potential.

However, students come to school with a lot of things on their mind and a broad range of abilities. For those who may have trouble regulating or who have stressors in their families, it is so important that they learn coping skills like deep breathing, guided meditation, and yoga. These skills will not only help prepare them to handle challenges, but also help them to self-regulate and alleviate stress in their lives.

I am asking for a number of books and mindfulness cards to directly teach different calming strategies and mindfulness activities because I believe that students who are able to engage in these practices are more successful in both school and life. I am asking for Wiggle Seats to provide as a tool for students who have difficulty regulating their bodies and focusing during class.

Ms. Vega
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 30 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wiggle Seat for Sensory Kids:: Inflatable Wobble Cushion/Wiggle Cushion, Ideal Wiggle Seats for ADHD, Autism, Hyperactivity & Other Special Needs | Perfect for Classroom & Home :: Ages 3 & up, 13 x • Amazon Business $18.97 2 $37.94
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
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 $11.69 1 $11.69
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $11.61 1 $11.61
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $9.57 1 $9.57
My Daddy is a Pretzel • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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