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Ms. G. from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Matters

My students need access to mindfulness materials to continue to aid them on their path toward decreased aggression, violence, and hurtful behavior towards themselves and others.

  • $193 goal

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My Students

We co-teach in a Title I School in Richmond City, where most of our students are exposed to incredible struggles. Our students are exceptional, amazing children who are constantly dealing with challenges in their daily life. The environment from which we pull out students is riddled with violence, aggression, racism, drugs, and gang relations. Many of our students are being raised in shared environments with 5+ children in the home. Unfortunately, while we want to believe that everyone wants the best for our babies their behaviors show us that they spend a lot of time without being heard or listened to.

I began using Mindfulness techniques in the classroom from my first day, and I have seen much improvement, but I know we could do more!

I want to get some more materials with which to teach my students valuable coping skills and meditation techniques to continue to cut down on problem and aggressive behaviors in the room.

Please help us get some new materials to educate both my students as well as myself to help us build a better, safer environment for these babies who deserve one place in their lives they feel supported, safe, and listened to.

My Project

I want to use these materials to create a calming, supportive, and welcoming environment for my students within my classroom. I want to use the chime in conjunction with guided meditation and as a method to aid in calm and relaxed transitions. I would like to use the oil diffuser as a color therapy calming light as well as to emit soothing smells.

I would like to use the MindUp Curriculum books to educate myself and my school about meaningful methods of teaching Mindfulness in the classroom.

Finally, I want to use the meditation, yoga, and mindfulness books to supplement the MindUp curriculum.

I am hopeful that I can use these materials to create an incredibly calm and supportive environment in my classroom. After I am able to use these materials to learn and experiment with methods in my own classroom I hope to be able to approach the School Board at RPS and present my research and successes to inspire an incorporation of these techniques into every school in the district!

Ms. G.
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
300ml Essential Oil Diffuser - Aromatherapy Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier - Elegant Wood Design With LED Lights - Timers and Auto Shut Off - By ComfySure • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Mindfulness Skills for Kids & Teens: A Workbook for Clinicians & Clients with 154 Tools, Techniques, Activities & Worksheets • Amazon Business $19.52 1 $19.52
Mindfulness Matters: The game that uses mindfulness skills to improve coping in everyday life • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $17.24 1 $17.24
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $10.47 1 $10.47
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 $10.08 1 $10.08
Starbright--Meditations for Children • Amazon Business $8.98 1 $8.98

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