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Mrs. Marino from Bronx NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness in ELA Class

My students need meditation materials to help support mindfulness activities in my classroom.

  • $196 goal

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My Students

Our students come from a variety of different economic backgrounds with over 100% of our students receiving free lunch. Our school is located in the Bronx.

We are a high school that supports creativity.

This year our school has taken a huge budget cut. Even though we had this budget cut, it is all about the kids. We decided to implement Mindfulness Practices in our classrooms. From survey responses, there was a vast amount of students interested in mindfulness. A few teachers and I decided to implement mindfulness into the ELA classes.. We didn't realize the overhead that was involved. After having the first practices start up sessions, we saw how the students loved this. It gave them time to take relax and pull themselves together before class instruction. It all cannot be jumping in to the academics, the students need some time to generate positive energy.

My Project

The goal of this project is to take mindfulness directly to the classroom so that students can stay in their class rather than leaving when they get overwhelmed. The teachers will receive support for using mindfulness in the classroom. We hope to have Social Work Practicum Students to help support the teachers as they implement this program.

Incorporating mindfulness at the classroom level is so important because our school district is in an area of high poverty, trauma and toxic stress (high ACE scores).

Students need to come into class and get to a better place in their minds. By incorporating 2-3 minute daily mindfulness practices, the students can relieve stress and negativity.

These supplies (bells, and books are mindfulness resources) are ones that teacher often use personal funds to buy.

Mrs. Marino
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 150 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mindful Way Workbook: An 8-Week Program to Free Yourself from Depression and Emotional Distress • Amazon Business $18.79 1 $18.79
Mindful Arts in the Classroom: Stories and Creative Activities for Social and Emotional Learning • Amazon Business $17.17 1 $17.17
CrossZen Tibetan Singing Bowl Set with Mallet & Cushion - Perfect Musical Instrument For Meditation Yoga and Chanting, Handmade in Nepal • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Feng Shui Brass Gong Desktop Zen Art for Fortune with Red String Bracelet • Amazon Business $15.98 1 $15.98
The Brain Power Classroom: 10 Essentials for Focus, Mindfulness, and Emotional Wellness • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $12.94 1 $12.94
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.29 1 $10.29
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
Om Nama Shiva Tingsha Cymbals 2.5 inch diameter • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60
Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems • Amazon Business $7.14 1 $7.14

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