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Mrs. C. from ME is requesting books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Reading

Help me give my students books to help them learn to deal with big emotions and yoga and mindfulness activity cards.

  • $556 goal

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My Students

As a teacher in a low-income school with most students being English Language Learners and many of them coming from refugee camps, I have a large range of abilities in my classroom. I have some students who don't speak any English and have never been to school before all the way to students who are above first grade level.

"In teaching, you can't do the Bloom (higher level learning) stuff until you take care of the Maslow (safety, food, housing) stuff."-Alan E.


Many of my students have faced unimaginable obstacles and struggle in school because of those obstacles. Some obstacles my students have faced are violence, abuse, homelessness, and hunger, just to name a few. I try my hardest to have a classroom environment that is inviting and welcoming for all students.

My Project

The books and activities I am requesting will help my students learn about being mindful and working on ways to be a positive and functioning member of society. A lot of my students struggle with self regulation and that, in turn, effects their academics. I think it is important to help my students learn positive ways to deal with emotions and these books and activity cards will be a great addition to our classroom.

By donating to my project you will not only help my students gain a deeper understanding of how to deal with difficult emotions, but also add more books to our classroom library that have characters that look like my students.

Students will be able to connect to these books because the characters and the plots have similar lives and characteristics to a majority of the students I teach. This is important because kids need to see characters in books that look like them.

Mrs. C.
Grades PreK-2
  • Gov James B Longley Elementary School
  • Lewiston, ME
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

    This project will reach 20 students.

    5 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The Day You Begin • Amazon Business $16.62 1 $16.62
I'm a Girl! • Amazon Business $16.14 1 $16.14
Stick and Stone • Amazon Business $14.93 1 $14.93
Pass It On • Amazon Business $14.81 1 $14.81
Nadia: The Girl Who Couldn't Sit Still • Amazon Business $14.61 1 $14.61
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes • Amazon Business $14.51 1 $14.51
Jabari Jumps • Amazon Business $13.74 1 $13.74
Last Stop on Market Street • Amazon Business $13.49 1 $13.49
Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
All Are Welcome • Amazon Business $13.37 1 $13.37
The Book of Mistakes • Amazon Business $13.29 1 $13.29
Train Your Dragon To Love Himself: A Dragon Book To Give Children Positive Affirmations. A Cute Children Story To Teach Kids To Love Who They Are. (My Dragon Books) (Volume 13) • Amazon Business $12.95 1 $12.95
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $12.78 1 $12.78
We're All Wonders • Amazon Business $12.68 1 $12.68
Ricky, the Rock that Couldn't Roll • Amazon Business $12.66 1 $12.66
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Breathe with Me: Using Breath to Feel Strong, Calm, and Happy • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
The Invisible Boy • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Don't Think About Purple Elephants • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
My Very Own Space • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
My Strong Mind: A Story About Developing Mental Strength (Positive Mindset series) • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
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 $11.69 1 $11.69
I Can't Do That, YET: Growth Mindset • Amazon Business $11.69 1 $11.69
Listening with My Heart: A story of kindness and self-compassion • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
Rulers of the Playground • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $11.19 1 $11.19
Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness , Focus and Calm • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Lying Up a Storm • Amazon Business $8.95 1 $8.95
I'm New Here • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
The Name Jar • Amazon Business $7.96 1 $7.96
Too Shy for Show-and-Tell (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Crabby Pants (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Those Shoes • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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