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Middle School, Music Teacher

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Mrs. Rahilly from Seffner FL is requesting musical instruments through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Mindful Like Montessori

Help me give my students materials for a calming space which includes a harp, sand garden, bamboo board, and mindful moments materials.

  • $188 goal

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My Students

I teach in a Title I school where over 90% of students qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Our families comprise a multitude of cultures, including students from migrant families. A significant portion of our students have special needs and require materials for differentiated instruction. Our school has limited funds, so being able to meet the needs of all students can be challenging. That's why I am always searching for ways to provide access to materials that can benefit my high needs students.

My Project

Sometimes the world we live in can get over-whelming and stressful, especially for kids. The Montessori approach to learning provides a calm, quiet environment for children to learn and explore.

I want to bring this mindfulness to my library by creating a calming space where children can relax, breathe, and unwind.

I need materials such as the bamboo board that allows them to paint with water and calm themselves as the picture disappears. Another calming activity is the sand garden that allows them to make soft gentle designs in the sand. For those who relax with music, the harp provides a way for them to use their hands as they create soft, gentle sounds. In addition, the book will teach students how to breathe, and the CD will help them learn to become more mindful of their feelings..

Mrs. Rahilly
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Music Maker - Hand Made Lap Harp - Easy to Play Musical Instrument • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Zen Artist Board Bamboo, Paint with Water Relaxation Meditation Art, Relieve Stress, Large Magic Painting Board Drawing with Watercolor, Bamboo Brush • Amazon Business $37.95 1 $37.95
Toysmith Deluxe Zen Garden • Amazon Business $22.49 1 $22.49
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $14.74 1 $14.74
Mindful Moments for Kids • Amazon Business $12.19 1 $12.19

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