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Mrs. Goins Strickland from Pembroke NC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Mondays

My students need to start the week off right with their minds relaxed and ready to learn! My students need an Echo to play relaxation music and fidgets to help calm their minds.

  • $536 goal

This project expired on June 14, 2018.

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My Students

My students at school have such great potential. Many of them lack the skills needed to resolve conflicts. They react with anger at the least of situations. So the bigger the problem, the worst the reaction.

My students can be engaged, ready to learn, and motivated.

But they need more skills needed to cope with their anger. Instead of arguing, bullying or fighting I would like to see them be able to handle disagreements with better ease. Together we can!

My Project

Each Monday classrooms will focus on implementing mindfulness activities for the students. Materials such as adult coloring books will provide focus, essential oil diffused in the classroom will provoke a sense of relaxation and music will play mindfulness exercise. Students will be able to bring their minds to ease during the structured activity.

The benefits of mindfulness in the classroom are decreased stress and psychological distress in students, enhanced mental health and functioning, and increased emotion regulation and self-control.

Through Mindfulness I will be able to create calmness in the classroom and get their mind ready to learn. Our students are so stressed about their personal life that they need to learn to relax and destress.

Mrs. Goins Strickland
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Amazon - Echo (2nd generation) - Charcoal Fabric • Best Buy Education $88.17 1 $88.17
WOODEN WHAT'ZIT CLASSROOM PACK OF 24 • School Specialty $85.19 1 $85.19
CMS Magnetics 156 PC Magnetic Building Set - Magnetic Brain Training Set for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $26.74 2 $53.48
ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil and Diffuser Gift Set - (150ml Tank & Top 8 Oils) - Peppermint, Tee Tree, Lavender & Eucalyptus - Auto Shut-off and 7 Color LED Lights – Therapeutic Grade • Amazon Business $33.95 1 $33.95
EDsports 12 Pack Bundle Sensory Toys Set-Fidget Anti Stress Cube/Bike Chain/Liquid Motion Timer and Squeeze Toys Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys for ADD/ADHD Child Adults • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
40 PCS Magnetic Tiles Building blocks Toys by DreambuilderToy • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
DNA Stress Ball by YoYa Toys- 3 Pack- Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults- Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More- Risk-Free Sensory Rubber Ball • Amazon Business $15.97 1 $15.97
3" Party Pack Emoji Stress Balls - Stress Reliever Party Favors, Toy Balls, Party Toys (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Fidget Sensory Toy Assortment(8 Pack)-liquid Motion timer-3 Twisted Fidget Toys-3 Mesh and Marble Sensory Toys-Green Fidget Bike Chain to Relieves Stress Anti Anxiety For Autism ADD ADHD Kids Adults • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
The Cube: Turns Quicker and More Precisely Than Original; Super-durable With Vivid Colors; Best-selling 3x3 Cube; Easy Turning and Smooth Play • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Neliblu Sensory Fidget Snake Cube Twist Puzzle, Set of 3 • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
School Specialty 3568 Abilitations Pencil Set with Fidgets, Assorted, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $7.45 1 $7.45
Adult Coloring Books Good vibes: Don’t give up : Motivate your life with Brilliant designs and great calligraphy words to help melt stress away. (Volume 16) • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16

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