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Ms. M. from Altadena CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Mindfulness Training for School Success

My students need skills and strategies for overcoming stress and personal trauma so they can thrive in the classroom.

  • $237 goal

This project expired on December 16, 2018.

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My Students

My first grade students are full of energy, but they also love to curl up with a good book. Many of them come from impoverished backgrounds where books at home are scarce, and many of them come from Spanish-speaking families where they do not get sufficient language practice in English.

As a result, many of my students come to me lacking foundational reading skills.

My hope is to bridge this gap and foster a love for learning in a welcoming, literature-rich classroom environment.

My Project

Many of my students come from broken homes, foster care, or have other traumatic histories that affect their day to day lives. I have already started the school year with daily breathing exercises and we have quiet meditation time after lunch.

This collection of mindfulness books and CD's will allow me to incorporate daily self-care into my curriculum to help students cope with stress and overwhelming emotions that can distract them from learning.

I explain to my students that mindfulness practice builds their "focus muscles" so they can concentrate for longer periods of time. This ability to calm themselves and focus on the present will then translate into their ability to work independently on academic tasks

Ms. M.
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 21 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
What Should Danny Do? • Amazon Business $17.32 1 $17.32
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) • Amazon Business $14.36 1 $14.36
Happy Teachers Change the World: A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education • Amazon Business $12.88 1 $12.88
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Happy Little Hearts CD: Health & Healing Meditations for Children • Amazon Business $12.33 1 $12.33
Mindfulness for Kids I: Seven Children's Stories & Mindfulness Exercises to Help Kids Be More Focused, Calm and Relaxed • Amazon Business $11.97 1 $11.97
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
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
I Believe in Myself (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 6) • Amazon Business $10.83 1 $10.83
I Will Try (MIndful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $10.77 1 $10.77
I Will Be Okay (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 4) • Amazon Business $10.72 1 $10.72
Rosie's Brain (Rosie & Friends: Kids Who Are Mindful & Kind) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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