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Ms. Annaromao from Milwaukee WI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Move Brains & Bodies From Trauma to Resiliency!

My students need multiple things, such as, yoga equipment, neuroscience activities, and curriculum, to internalize knowledge about their brains and biology and to apply those mind/body connections to move from trauma-related survival mode to calm resiliency.

  • $589 goal

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My Students

My students range from 2nd to 6th grade with reading levels from K to 6th and vocabulary skills from 1st to high school levels. They make up a self-contained comprehensive behavioral unit related to their lagging social, emotional, and behavioral skills which has had negative impact on their acquisition of academic skills.

My students are heroes.

They've survived much trauma in their young lives and they still show up for school. Trauma in tow, but they bring much love and hunger to learn with them as well.

My Project

My students struggle with regulating their emotions and physical responses to negative emotions which often lands them in trouble. I want to take away the mystery and give them high impact tools to help them build mental and emotional resiliency through mind/body competence.

Experiments and activities from Dr. Chudler's book and Brain Lab will give them hands-on learning about the brain and connections to the body.

The Mind Up curriculum will blend with the yoga for kids materials to strengthen their ability to calm down and, along with kinesthetic activities in the classroom, support increased focus on the learning they love.

Ms. Annaromao
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 12 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat Carrying Strap, 1/4", Black • Amazon Business $10.99 12 $131.88
Yoga Blocks and Strap Set (2 Pack) plus Metal D-Ring, 3-Piece Yogi Kit by Yoga Life Fitness • Amazon Business $11.98 10 $119.80
Sago Brothers Modeling Clay Air Dry Ultra Light Molding Magic Clay 24 Colors, Best Kids Gifts Ever • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
Yoga Blocks and Strap Set (2 Pack) plus Metal D-Ring, 3-Piece Yogi Kit by Yoga Life Fitness • Amazon Business $12.99 2 $25.98
Ready, Set, Go!: The Kinesthetic Classroom 2.0 • Amazon Business $25.80 1 $25.80
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $19.53 1 $19.53
ABCs of Yoga for Kids Learning Cards • Amazon Business $19.50 1 $19.50
The MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids • Amazon Business $14.11 1 $14.11
A Walk in the Rain with a Brain • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids • Amazon Business $11.58 1 $11.58
300 Pcs Pipe Cleaners - Craft Supplies Chenille Stem by BellaBetty (6 mm x 12 Inch, Assorted Colors) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids Poster • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95
The ABCs of Yoga for Kids: A Guide for Parents and Teachers • Amazon Business $9.95 1 $9.95

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