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Mrs. Nicoles from Logansport IN is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindful Resource Center

Help me give my students and staff the resources they need to explain how to be calm in their bodies, so their minds can be present and peaceful.

  • $588 goal

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My Students

Everyday, I have three hundred and eighty-one of the cutest kiddos walk in the school doors. They come from many walks of life, speaking a few different languages and know that they can come to Mrs. Nicoles for anything.

The list of responsibilities for our students is ever growing, so it's not uncommon to see students get overwhelmed.

Between school responsibilities and stressful life events, our students need to learn how to create a state of mind where they can learn. Many of our students need to learn how to settle their brains so they can focus on learning.

My Project

The books, activity cards, tone bars and breathing balls will be available for all teachers in the building to use as we implement a school-wide mindfulness practice time each week. All these materials will help our school incorporate the social emotional learning competencies added by the State of Indiana.

Students need to understand how their brains work and how they can help grow their brains in order to be successful.

Meeting our students in brain development produces brain states that increase academic performance and social-emotional well-being.

Providing social emotional learning lessons through literature and activities is always well received by students. The students and staff have been participating in various SEL activities throughout this week and have really enjoyed them and asked for more. Help me give them what they want!

Mrs. Nicoles
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Wah Wah Tube • Woodwind and Brasswind $39.99 4 $159.96
Set of 3 Expandable Sphere Balls Toy~Neon Colored Blue, Pink & Green~Hand Catch Flower Balls~Great Gift for Kids! • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
What You Do Matters Boxed Set — Featuring all three New York Times best sellers (What Do You Do With an Idea?, What Do You Do With a Problem?, and What Do You Do With a Chance?) • Amazon Business $32.42 1 $32.42
Learning Resources Cross-section Brain Model, 2 Piece, Color Coded , Ages 7+ • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Handheld Wah-Wah Tube with Mallet • Woodwind and Brasswind $9.99 2 $19.98
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $15.70 1 $15.70
Mindfulness Skills for Kids: Card Deck and 3 Card Games • Amazon Business $15.29 1 $15.29
RETHiNK Card Deck Mindful Conversation Starters: 56 Questions to Encourage Compassion, Shift Perspective & Build Connection • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $13.61 1 $13.61
Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness , Focus and Calm • Amazon Business $13.41 1 $13.41
Exploring Emotions: A Mindfulness Guide to Understanding Feelings (Everyday Mindfulness) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Alphabreaths: The ABCs of Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.07 1 $12.07
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $11.93 1 $11.93
Listening to My Body: A guide to helping kids understand the connection between their sensations (what the heck are those?) and feelings so that they can get better at figuring out what they need. • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Kindness Starts With You - At School • Amazon Business $11.36 1 $11.36
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Bubble Gum Brain • Amazon Business $7.80 1 $7.80
Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book: 75 Mindfulness Games for Kids • Amazon Business $7.56 1 $7.56

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