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Ms. Tupy from Alexandria VA is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindful Classroom

My students need a cube storage unit to put their shoes before entering the mindfulness room, manipulating materials, and child-friendly furniture such as wobble cushions and balance balls to create a peaceful learning environment!

  • $762 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students experience toxic stress on a daily basis. Growing up in neighborhoods that are increasingly chaotic and challenging, our students experience violence, and dangerous, unhealthy living conditions. The students at G.E.S come from very diverse backgrounds and most from families that qualify for free and reduced lunch. Our students are special because they come to school with many of society's stresses and anxiety, yet they are happy to be at our school. They want to be happy, safe and learn during there school day. They work together to support and help each other at school and home. As educators, we work every day to provide the student with a safe and positive environment. I want our students to "Reach for the Stars" and manage the stress to become productive members of society.

My Project

Mindfulness and Yoga for the Classroom! The items I am requesting will be used for mindful and yoga activities. I will be starting a new classroom set up with yoga mats, special seating with balance balls, wobble cushions, stuffed animal storage bean bag chairs, a swing hammock pod chair, floor lamps, a nigh light, a liquid motion bubble timer, and a cube storage unit to put their shoes before entering the mindfulness room. My dream for our students is to learn a deep level of self-esteem, concentration, compassion that will pave the path for daily performance and happiness in school and their lives!

Our students will have a "STILL" room to go to as part of their day at our Elementary School!

In the "STIll" room student's will experience a peaceful, engaging and fun learning environment. For the next school year, I am setting up a new classroom to create a mindful space that will support the curriculum that will have a positive impact on our students' nervousness when they enter the room. This classroom space will need materials to support wellness, sensory exploration, yoga and social-emotional growth, and mindfulness. As a veteran teacher of 25 plus years, NOW is the time for change in education... and this classroom will help greatly meet the needs for this change.

Please support my project for our students, teachers, and the community!

"As mindful teachers, we are gardeners with precious seeds." (Daniel Rechtschaffen)

Ms. Tupy
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Tenergy Torchiere Dimmable LED Floor Lamp, Remote Controlled 30W (150W Equivalent) Standing Lamp with Stepless Touch Dimmer, Two-Part Trip-Proof Cable, 90° Adjustable Top, Warm White Light • Amazon Business $70.99 4 $283.96
Amazeyou EXTRA LARGE Stuffed Animal Storage Bean Bag Chair - Stuff 'n Sit - Premium Cotton Canvas - Comfy Pouf Organizer for Children and Kids (36", Blots) • Amazon Business $25.01 2 $50.02
SONGMICS Plastic Storage Unit, Shoe Rack Organizer, Storage Shelf Cube Organizer, Included Anti-Toppling Fittings and Rubber Hammer White Translucent 16-Cube 49.2"L x 12 .2"W x 49.2"H ULPC44L • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Chi Phresh Yoga Mat & Game (Pink, Kids) • Amazon Business $37.97 1 $37.97
Amazeyou Kids Swing Hammock Pod Chair - Child's Rope Hanging Sensory Seat Nest for Indoor and Outdoor Use With Inflatable Pillow - Great for Children, All Accessories Included (Nook Green) • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
3D Illusion Night Light by MrLifeHack - Modern Bedside Mood Lamp - Color Changing LED - Cool, Decorative and Great for Kids - Usb and Wall Plug Included • Amazon Business $24.97 1 $24.97
Tytroy 5"X7" 3D Pinpoint Impressions Metal Pin Art - Plastic and Metal • Amazon Business $10.99 2 $21.98
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Gaiam Kids Stay-N-Play Children's Balance Ball - Flexible School Chair, Active Classroom Desk Seating with Stay-Put Stability Legs, Includes Air Pump, Blue, 45cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
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, 52cm • Amazon Business $19.98 1 $19.98
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Trideer Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion with Pump, Extra Thick Core Balance Disc, KIDS Wiggle Seat, Sensory Cushion for Elementary School Chair (Office & Home & Classroom) • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
BESTOMZ 2 Pack Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer for Sensory Play, Colored Oil Hourglass Relaxation Desk Toy Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99

Materials cost

$607.75

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.12

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$646.87

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$114.15

Total project goal

$761.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$761.02

7 Donors

-$761.02

Donations toward project cost

-$646.87

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$114.15

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$0.00

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