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Mrs. D. from Oelwein IA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Music & Mindfulness

Help me give my students singing bowls that will create a mindful and musical climate during class.

  • $852 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My middle school students are amazing! They are a part of a small, rural school district that strives to achieve on all levels. Like many rural communities, we have been affected by the lingering economic situation. Our school has a very high rate of students participating in the free and reduced price lunch program. Many families have lost their income because of businesses closing and jobs being scaled back. Resources at school have also been cut drastically because of declining enrollment when families look for employment elsewhere.

My Project

Mindfulness is the process of paying attention to what is happening right now in our own experience in a curious and open way. All 5 senses are used during mindfulness. Singing bowls are great practice tools for listening in the moment. Students learn mindful listening with sounds and silence.

Adding music to mindfulness practice reduces student stress.

School is extremely stressful for all students. Add on living in poverty, uncertainty and trauma, a recipe for anxiety, stress, and escalation is created. Students cannot learn while they are stressed or suffering from debilitating anxiety.

With mindfulness, we can start to overcome these stresses together. Students are motivated to practice mindfulness by the tones and vibrations singing bowls create.

Please help me introduce mindfulness listening tools, rhythm and breathing exercises, and soft tones with the signing bowl set. With mindfulness practice and these bowls to help, my students will begin to learn how to focus, de-stress and regulate their minds and bodies so that they can overcome their many challenges. My dream is to have my students start these practices in middle school and use them for the rest of their lives.

Mrs. D.
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
TOPFUND Singing Bowls 5 Chakra Crystal Singing Bowls Tuned Set 8-12 inch • Amazon Business $499.99 1 $499.99
TOPFUND Singing Bowls Carrier Purple Color Canvas Crystal Singing Bowl Padded Carrying Case for 12 inch+10 inch+ 8 inch Singing Bowls • Amazon Business $114.99 1 $114.99
SoundChakra Premium Crystal Glass Striker Mallet with Rubber for Crystal Quartz or Tibetan Sound Healing Yoga Meditation Singing Bowls • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99

Materials cost

$639.97

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$43.84

3rd party payment processing fee

$9.60

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$723.41

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$127.66

Total project goal

$851.07

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$851.07

2 Donors

-$386.31

Donations toward project cost

-$361.71

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$24.60

match offer

-$425.53

Match offer toward project cost

-$361.70

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$63.83

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$39.23

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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