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Ms. Moorman from Northbrook IL is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Matters in Special Education

My students need materials to promote mindfulness and movement in the classroom. We need books, an oil diffuser and more.

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My Students

My students are a strong and resilient group of learners. Our school aims to provide a sense of security and community to students who have often previously felt as though they did not belong.

I teach at a therapeutic elementary school for students who struggle with the social, emotional, and behavioral demands of a traditional public school setting.

It is my tireless mission to provide my students with the tools they need to grow socially, emotionally, behaviorally and academically. I thank you for your consideration in donating to my incredibly deserving group of learners!

My Project

I teach elementary age students in a therapeutic school for children who struggle with the social, emotional, and behavioral demands of a traditional school setting. Often times, my students have been placed in my classroom due to a history of significant acting out behaviors. They currently lack effective coping strategies to allow them to safely navigate their school day.

I am striving to bring mindfulness practices into my classroom to promote healing, healthy movement, social-emotional growth, and positive coping strategies.

I have requested yoga mats and yoga activity cards for daily classroom yoga activities. Together, we will explore how breath and movement can calm and center us. My students so often feel as though they have very little control over their lives which can be an incredible stressor. I want to teach them that deep breathing is a tool that they always have control over and that they can always find a safe space in their breath when they find themselves upset, scared, or frustrated.

I have additionally requested books containing inspiring stories about everyday children with central themes of positivity and social-emotional health. We will weave the concepts of these stories into our daily mindfulness intentions. I have also requested an essential oil diffuser and stress-relieving scents to create a calming classroom environment throughout the school day.

I greatly appreciate your consideration in donating to my incredibly deserving group of learners!

Ms. Moorman
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Valeo Blue Lightweight Yoga And Pilates Mat, 24-Inches Wide By 68-Inches Long, Designed To Be Durable, Cushioned, And Easy To Clean • Amazon Business $13.00 10 $130.00
Healing Solutions Best Blends (Set of 6) • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck • Amazon Business $14.88 1 $14.88
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive for Kids: 101 Stories about Good Decisions, Self-Esteem, and Positive Thinking • Amazon Business $14.05 1 $14.05
AMIR 100ml Essential Oil Diffuser, Portable Ultrasonic Aroma Oil Diffuser,Cool Mist Air Humidifier with 7 Color LED Lamp Changing & Timer Settings, Waterless Auto Shut-off, for Home, Yoga, Office, Spa • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul: Stories of Courage, Hope and Laughter for Kids ages 8-12 (Chicken Soup for the Soul) • Amazon Business $12.58 1 $12.58
The Ultimate Book of Inspiring Quotes for Kids • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95

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