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Ms. G. from Los Angeles CA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Space For Middle School

My students need toys, games and items to help them alleviate stress and reduce anger or sadness while learning to self-problem solve such as sensory balls, dry erase markers, Kleenex, posters and Play-Doh.

  • $676 goal

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My Students

As a brand new school launched in August 2017, we've had to start all of our programs from scratch. I am the first and only counselor at my school working with students' behavioral and academic needs. Our school space is very limited, but we would like to transform part of the counseling office into a mindfulness space to help students channel their emotions and learn how to self-problem solve. Toys, games and items that can help alleviate stress, reduce anger/sadness and teach critical thinking will help our students navigate their emotions and flex their brains.

My school is home to over one hundred students in grades six and seven.

Our students come from widely diverse backgrounds and have limited resources. I meet with students individually and in groups to help them with issues ranging from bullying/fighting to struggling academically. Having a safe space for students to relax and still learn will help them succeed emotionally and academically.

My Project

Middle school can be a tough transitional time for students especially when they're experiencing their own personal issues. Many students I work with are experiencing stress, anger and sadness both at home and at school. Providing them with anger management, stress relief and meditation items will allow me to create a safe and helpful mindfulness space for them where I can help them work through their social/emotional issues.

It's important to me that the students are relaxed and feel safe so that they are able to learn through each experience without being clouded by emotions.

Items like the Temper Tamers in a Jar and Feelings in a Jar will help our students navigate and regulate their emotions in both an individual and group setting. Other items such as the Rainbow Fidget Ball and Play-doh will allow our students to redirect their attention to calm the emotions that they walked in the door with before each session. Helping students with their emotions while guiding them with these items will create a much needed mindfulness space where they can visit whenever they need to redirect themselves.

Ms. G.
Grades 6-8
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Dry Erase Easel - 24 × 36 Magnetic Dry Erase Board with Stand Adjustable Height, Smooth, No Dazzling & Durable Surface, Lightweight & Portable Tripod Whiteboard, Versatile Dry Erase Whiteboard Easel • Amazon Business $69.99 1 $69.99
DNA Stress Ball by VITAL TOYS- 3 Pack- Stress Balls for Kids Anxiety- Sensory Toys for Autistic Children- Stress Relief Fidgets for Classroom, Travel & More- Squeeze Ball for Kids & Adults • Amazon Business $12.99 3 $38.97
SereneLife 4-Tier Desktop Electric Water Fountain Decor w/ LED - Indoor Outdoor Portable Tabletop Decorative Zen Meditation Waterfall Kit Includes Submersible Pump & 12V Power Adapter • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Self-Control Thumball • Amazon Business $16.95 2 $33.90
evian Natural Spring Water, One Case of 24 Individual 330 ml (11.2 oz.) Mini-Bottles of Naturally Filtered Spring Water • Amazon Business $28.78 1 $28.78
Cuberspeed Bundle 2 pcs Magic Rainbow Ball cube Fidget toy puzzle Magic Rainbow ball puzzle Fun fidget • Amazon Business $8.88 3 $26.64
Fat Brain Toys Yottsugo Game • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Red • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Pink • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
AmazonBasics 1/2-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap, Blue • Amazon Business $17.49 1 $17.49
Sorbus Interlocking Floor Mat - Wood Print Multipurpose Foam Tile Flooring - Home, Office, Playroom (12 Tiles,12 Sq ft ,Cherry) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 2 $15.98
Fat Brain Toys Coggy • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Dynarex Instant Cold Pack, 4 Inches x 5 Inches, 24-Count • Amazon Business $14.40 1 $14.40
Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls by YoYa Toys - 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal For Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $13.97 1 $13.97
Science in Seconds: 200 Key Concepts Explained in an Instant (Knowledge in a Flash) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
World History In Minutes • Amazon Business $12.10 1 $12.10
Math in Minutes: 200 Key Concepts Explained In An Instant (Knowledge in a Flash) • Amazon Business $11.68 1 $11.68
Kleenex® 3-Ply Pocket Packs Facial Tissues (24 packs of 10 tissues) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Creative Teaching Press Think Positive Inspire U 3-Poster Pack (7486) • Amazon Business $10.49 1 $10.49
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Learning Resources Conversation Cubes • Amazon Business $8.80 1 $8.80
Play-Doh Modeling Compound 10-Pack Case of Colors (Amazon Exclusive), Non-Toxic, Assorted Colors, 2-Ounce Cans • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
AmazonBasics Dry Erase Markers, Low Odor, Chisel Tip, 12 Pack, Assorted Colors (37151AZB) • Amazon Business $7.49 1 $7.49
Temper Tamers In a Jar®: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Adult Coloring Book: Stress Relieving Animal Designs • Amazon Business $4.60 1 $4.60

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