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Ms. Hayward from Columbus OH is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Keep Calm Lunch Groups!

Help me give my students mindfulness games and resources to help teach coping and self-regulation skills!

  • $506 goal

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My Students

My students are spunky, excited, anxious, and eager all at the same time. As a teacher in a low-income school district, my students are faced with challenges both in and out of the classroom. Many of my students come from homes that are full of trials and tribulations; some of our students do not know where their next meal is coming from.

Despite the many challenges they face, they keep smiles on their faces and come to school to learn!

I am a resource room teacher that works with 16 wonderful fourth and fifth graders with a variety of disabilities. My students are my world, and I love to bring the world to them. My students are engaged and eager to learn about everything; they encourage and motivate me each and every day!

My Project

I work with a very diverse student population with equally as diverse needs. Many of my students will benefit from a social skills group where we can focus on self-regulation, mindfulness and coping strategies. Our school focuses on using trauma informed practices in the classroom. We need curriculum that focuses on teaching coping skills and self-regulation to all of our students.

In a partnership with our school psychologist, I would like to implement lunch groups next year to focus on these important skills.

The games and curriculum resources will be used with students to teach them skills necessary for them to be successful in the classroom and out of the classroom. Students will play the games to enhance cooperation and team work, while learning new coping strategies. It is my hope to help my students find their inner calm!

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

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Amazing Remote Control Self-Regulation Program • Amazon Business $34.95 1 $34.95
Yoga 4 Classrooms Activity Card Deck • Amazon Business $32.00 1 $32.00
Totem the feel good game, Therapy Game for Counseling, Team Building, Family • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Social Emotional Games NoWaries S.T.O.R.M. | Best Educational Learning Resources for Kids & Adults | Emotional Awareness, Control, & Vocabulary | Fun for School & Therapy | Pack of 110 Playing Cards • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Self-Regulation and Mindfulness: Over 82 Exercises & Worksheets for Sensory Processing Disorder, ADHD, & Autism Spectrum Disorder • Amazon Business $22.51 1 $22.51
Calm & Alert: Yoga and Mindfulness Practices to Teach Self-regulation and Social Skills to Children • Amazon Business $22.20 1 $22.20
StrongSuit - The Tower of Self Esteem, Therapy Card Game for Kids 6+, Boost Self Confidence and Social Skills with Creativity, Problem Solving, Teamwork - Used by Therapists and Parents, 2-5 Players • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Mindfulness Therapy Games: Social Skills Game that Teaches Mindfulness for Kids, Teens and Adults | Effective for Self Care, Communication Skills | 40 Cards for Play Therapy • Amazon Business $19.94 1 $19.94
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents: Over 200 Worksheets & Exercises for Trauma, ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression & Conduct Disorders • Amazon Business $17.98 1 $17.98
Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind & Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD or Sensory Disorders • Amazon Business $17.80 1 $17.80
Social Skills for Kids: Over 75 Fun Games & Activities for Building Better Relationships, Problem Solving & Improving Communcation • Amazon Business $16.74 1 $16.74
Coping Skills for Kids Workbook: Over 75 Coping Strategies to Help Kids Deal with Stress, Anxiety and Anger • Amazon Business $16.65 1 $16.65
Seeing Red: An Anger Management and Anti-bullying Curriculum for Kids • Amazon Business $15.54 1 $15.54
Empowering Questions Cards - 52 cards for meditation, writing, or any other empowering process you like | Examine your deeper self, discover your inner strength and bring more energy into your life. • Amazon Business $15.45 1 $15.45
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $15.35 1 $15.35
Hunter and His Amazing Remote Control • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
My Calm Place: Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation Strategies for Children • Amazon Business $14.31 1 $14.31
Empowerment Cards for Kids – 44 Action Packed and Fun Exercises for Children – Build Self Esteem, Self-Compassion, Relaxation, Body Awareness, Feelings, Dreams – Educational & Entertaining • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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