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Ms. Wimbish from Riverdale MD is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindful Meditation for Motivation

Help me give my students a Mindful Meditation Area. It will help create an environment that supports the nurturing and educating of the whole child.

  • $653 goal

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My Students

I know my students would be positively impacted by receiving these mindfulness tools because I serve a population of students with diverse social, emotional and economic needs. Our student population consists of more than 90% of students receiving free or reduced lunch. In addition to this, our population has over 60% English Language Learners. Templeton Elementary School is also one of only a handful of schools within our district to have an immediate partnerships with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Lutheran Social Services (LSS) and Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC).

Many of Templeton's students are new to this country.

They are refugees and those with special immigrant visas from places such as Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and other various African countries from around the world. This process of relocating to a new place causes emotional and financial hardships for their families and providing my students with a research based Mindfulness Meditation Area can help build their attentiveness, self control, respect for fellow classmates and empathy, all while reducing stress, hyperactive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and depression.

My Project

The materials will help my students by creating an environment that supports nurturing and educating the whole child. Each time a student takes a moment to be mindful by taking deep cleansing breaths, focuses and reflects will equip them with the tools to overcome the socioeconomic tramas they may have experienced.

For some, this is their first exposure to formal schooling which is why I want to do everything in my power to lessen, if not, eliminate barriers to learning.

This includes having time for them to be in a safe space which can help them calm down when they become anxious and need a shift in their perspectives.

Students need time to stretch and ground themselves so they are able to reflect on find gratitude for their "now" and their future. I have learned when students' basic needs are met their energy can be directed to developing the skills necessary to become their best selves. As their teacher, my purpose is to create lifelong learners and productive members of society. It is through your donations, I will be able to use the materials to help my students with feeling hope when met with adversity.

Ms. Wimbish
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Body-Solid Foam Roller and Yoga Mat Storage Cart (GYR500) • Amazon Business $129.63 1 $129.63
Nourison (PSN09) Passion Modern Abstract Colorful Multicolor Area Rug, 8' x 10' • Amazon Business $116.62 1 $116.62
Sunny Health and Fitness Yoga Mat (Purple) • Amazon Business $13.99 5 $69.95
Metal Diffusers for Essential Oils, 500ml Large Aromatherapy Diffuser Red Bronze, Ultrasonic Diffuser Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lights for Home Decor, Office, Kitchen, Baby Room, Gift Idea • Amazon Business $48.99 1 $48.99
Wipex Natural Gym & Fitness Equipment Wipes for Personal Use - Lemongrass, Eucalyptus & Vinegar- Great for Yoga Mats, Pilates, Home Gym, Peloton, Spas - 4pk, 300 Wipes • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
ArtNaturals Therapeutic-Grade Aromatherapy Essential Oil Gift Set – (12 x 10ml) - 100% Pure of the Highest Quality Oils – Lemon, Peppermint, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Rosemary • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
White Noise Machine, Electype Portable Sleep Therapy Sound Machine with Auto-Off Timer and USB Output - 7 Kinds of White Noise Relaxing Soothing Natural Sound - for Baby, Kids, Adult, Light-Sleeper • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck • Amazon Business $13.42 1 $13.42
Zap Impex Relaxing Yoga Meditation Singing Bowl Yellow - For Healing Meditation Prayer and Yoga • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Riyidecor Inspirational Wooden Striped Tapestry Motivational Letter 51x59 Inches Quotes Inspirational Saying Colorful Art Hanging Bedroom Living Room Dorm Wall Blankets Home Decor Fabric • Amazon Business $11.29 1 $11.29

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