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Mrs. Knapp-Lindsay from Erlanger KY is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Project in a STEAM School

Help me give my students gratitude journals, mind maps, and other materials that we'll use in mindfulness exercises that will better equip students socially and emotionally for learning.

  • $1,630 goal

This project expired on January 24, 2020.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are a regional Workforce Development STEAM public school in its first year. Our students come to us from ten different feeder high schools, forming a diverse student population with many needs and loads of potential. Students completed an application process to come to our school, and no student was denied based on GPA or test scores. Once they were accepted, students selected a specific "college" of focus that matches their career interest, so students are taking not only the Kentucky core curriculum classes but also career classes to give them experiences that mirror and prepare them for their chosen field. Students are enrolled in one of six "colleges": Biomedical, Pre-Nursing, Engineering, Education, Design, or Computer Science.

In order to complete this rigorous course of study, most of our students are taking college-level and online courses, which demand great focus, persistence, and determination to succeed.

Most of these students are first generation college students; however, these students will succeed with the support of parents, staff, and our local and broader communities.

My Project

In this new school, stress levels are high among students, who are learning to manage a heavy course load in a new environment. Our district values social-emotional learning as an important focus that can help students learn to cope with their emotions and relationships so that they can set goals, act responsibly, and care for others.

In this project, we will make mind maps for goal setting, decorate and regularly write in gratitude journals, and color in adult coloring books; students will experience the silence of their thoughts as they do these activities one hour per week in our year-long mindfulness project.

Mrs. Knapp-Lindsay
Grades 9-12
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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1 donor1 donor has given to this project.

This project will reach 350 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Mead Composition Book, 12 Pack of Wide Ruled Composition Notebooks, Wide Rule paper, 100 sheets (200 Pages) , Pastel Color Notebook • Amazon Business $28.79 12 $345.48
Simply Genius (12 Pack) Patterned and Colored Duct Tape Variety Pack Tape Rolls Craft Supplies for Kids Adults Patterned Duct Tape Colors, Whimsical Patterns • Amazon Business $36.00 4 $144.00
Post-It Super Sticky Easel Pad, 25 x 30 Inches, 30 Sheets/Pad, 4 Pads, Large White Premium Self Stick Flip Chart Paper, Super Sticking Power (559-4) • Amazon Business $71.49 2 $142.98
Simply Genius (12 Pack) Patterned and Colored Duct Tape Variety Pack Tape Rolls Craft Supplies for Kids Adults Patterned Duct Tape Colors, Nature Patterns • Amazon Business $36.00 3 $108.00
Crayola Fine Line Markers, Back to School Supplies Classpack, 10 Assorted Colors , 200 Count • Amazon Business $40.56 2 $81.12
Crayola Bulk Colored Pencils, Pre-sharpened, Back to School Supplies, 12 Assorted Colors, Pack of 24 • Amazon Business $39.54 2 $79.08
Himalayan Salt Lamp 10-12” (11-15 lb) with Dimmer Switch - All Natural and Handcrafted with Wooden Base and an Extra Bulb • Amazon Business $29.99 2 $59.98
ColorIt Colorful Tropical Scenes Adult Coloring Book - 50 Single-Sided Designs, Thick Smooth Paper, Lay Flat Hardback Covers, Spiral Bound, USA Printed, Tropical Pages to Color • Amazon Business $19.99 3 $59.97
Action Publishing Coloring Book: Garden Paths & Forest Trails · Garden and Woodland Scenes, Intricate Animal and Plant Designs for Stress Relief, Relaxation and Creativity · Small (7 x 8.5 inches) • Amazon Business $15.95 3 $47.85
Adult Coloring Book Set: 6 Book Set - 4 Mandalas Books Plus Pattens and Tranquility - Quality THICK Easy TEAR-OUT Pages! • Amazon Business $19.28 2 $38.56
Silent Mind ~ Tibetan Singing Bowl Set ~ Bronze Mantra Design ~ With Dual Surface Mallet and Silk Cushion ~ Promotes Peace, Chakra Healing, and Mindfulness ~ Exquisite Gift • Amazon Business $35.97 1 $35.97
Duck Brand 283268 Printed Duct Tape, Love Tie Dye, 1.88 Inches x 10 Yards, Single Roll • Amazon Business $6.83 5 $34.15
Crayola; Dry-Erase Neon Crayons; Art Tools; 8 Count; Washable; Perfect for Classroom Art Activities; Includes Sharpener and Erase Cloth • Amazon Business $6.53 5 $32.65
Deluxe Wooden Sudoku Puzzle with Wooden Number and Thinking Tiles • Amazon Business $25.28 1 $25.28
Blissful Scenes Adult Coloring Book - Features 50 Original Hand Drawn Designs Printed on Artist Quality Paper, Hardback Covers, Spiral Binding, Perforated Pages, Bonus Blotter • Amazon Business $19.99 1 $19.99
Adult Coloring Books Set 3 Pack – Landmarks, Henna, Butterflies and Flowers • Amazon Business $19.97 1 $19.97
Adult Coloring Books Set.Three Books! Designs from The Sky, Land & Sea. Coloring Books for Adults Relaxation • Amazon Business $16.97 1 $16.97
Tile Lock Scrabble • AKJ Education $15.29 1 $15.29
EXPO 1752226 Neon Dry Erase Markers, Bullet Tip, Assorted Colors, 5-Count • Amazon Business $5.49 2 $10.98
Digest Sudoku Puzzle Books for Kids and Adults • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
100 Animals: An Adult Coloring Book with Lions, Elephants, Owls, Horses, Dogs, Cats, and Many More! • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99

Materials cost

$1,335.23

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$20.03

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,385.26

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$244.46

Total project goal

$1,629.72

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,629.72

1 Donor

-$1,629.72

Donations toward project cost

-$1,385.26

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$244.46

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$0.00

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