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Mrs. Wells from Galesburg IL is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindful Literacy

My students need literacy connections and mindful practice activities to help them self-regulate their feelings and focus on the tasks at-hand.

  • $186 goal

This project expired on November 5, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I believe that students' well-being is vital in getting their brains ready to learn and apply academic lessons we have in the classroom. I have read that mindfulness promotes social and emotional well-being and I would like to do more of this in my classroom next year.

I tried some Yog4Classroom cards at random times last year and my 1st grade students really enjoyed it.

I would see them relax and calm down after doing the activities in the cards. After yoga, the students are more ready to learn and do academic work.

My Project

My experience in using the Yoga4Classroom cards last year to help children focus motivated me to learn more about mindfulness in the classroom. This summer, I was able to attend a training on Yoga and Mindfulness and has motivated me even more to use mindfulness in my classroom next year.

I would like to tie in some literacy connections to my first grade class as I implement mindfulness with my students, as well as have some activities available for them to help them calm down from whatever stress they may have.

The books I am requesting will tie in literacy connections, yoga and mindfulness in the classroom. The yoga cards, hoberman sphere and coloring books are activities I would like to use in my calming corner in the classroom to help children self-regulate when they are in a stressful situation.

Mrs. Wells
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 25 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Angry Octopus Color Me Happy, Color Me Calm • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Angry Octopus: An Anger Management Story introducing active progressive muscular relaxation and deep breathing • Amazon Business $13.46 1 $13.46
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Trish's Fall Photography: A Kids Yoga Autumn Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Sally's Visit to the Farm: A Kids Yoga Farm Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Jenny's Winter Walk: A Kids Yoga Winter Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Hoberman Mini Sphere ï Neon • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards) • Amazon Business $10.64 1 $10.64
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Rachel's Day in the Garden: A Kids Yoga Spring Colors Book (Kids Yoga Stories) • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
Inside Out Box of Mixed Emotions • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49

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