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Ms. Voss from Woodbury MN is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Matters in Middle School

Help me give my students yoga mats, fidgets, and a book on mindfulness to help improve their emotional regulation skills.

  • $381 goal

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My Students

My students range from 6th to 8th grade and have a wide variety of abilities and needs. All of my students are on Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) which help to ensure that they reach their highest level of achievement.

Although my students have challenges which make traditional schooling more difficult, my classroom offers a place where they can relax and feel empowered!

In addition to working on traditional academic skills, my students also learn and work on social, emotional, and life skills in my class. These skills will help them not only in middle school, but throughout their lives.

My Project

Although my students have diverse needs, they all need direct instruction and practice in emotional regulation. In my class, students practice many mindful behaviors including yoga, breathing, and recognizing their emotions.

They enjoy learning about keeping their minds and bodies calm, and this project will provide more resources to help student practice calm and mindful behaviors.

The yoga mats will give my students a visual representation of their space during their daily yoga recharge, and will offer a clean place to relax. The fidgets will help students to relieve stress, frustration, anxiety and allow them to refocus and maintain attention on academic tasks. "A Handful of Quiet" will help build students awareness of their own emotional regulation, and help them to develop more strategies to improve their emotional regulation.

Ms. Voss
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
AmazonBasics Yoga & Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Green • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
AmazonBasics Yoga & Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Blue • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
AmazonBasics Yoga & Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Purple • Amazon Business $16.99 5 $84.95
nobasco 24 Pack Sensory Toys Set, Fidget Toys Pack Stress Relief Hand Toys for Adults Kids - Perfect for ADHD ADD Anxiety Autism, Toy Assortment for Boys Girls • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
Big Mo's Toys Liquid Motion Bubble Timer - Rectangular Sensory Relaxation Water Toy - Assorted Colors, 1 Piece • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

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