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Ms. Pendergast from Seattle WA is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Peace and Mindfulness

My students need fidget toys and mirrors for our peace corner to help them when they need to recenter. They need mindfulness tools and a baby doll to learn about each other and themselves.

  • $180 goal

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My Students

My students are creative, fun, and very smart people. They come from many different backgrounds. Every day, they work hard to learn all they can. I am so blessed to have gotten to see them grow so much since September.

We all need a place to get in touch with ourselves - whether that be a quiet space or guided mindfulness practice.

My students are learning how to do this every day. We are working as a class to recognize when we need to take a break and get back to our best selves so we can learn.

My Project

This project will help my students to get materials that will help them learn to cope with stress and hard times. We all face difficulties throughout our lives. I want to give my students tools to be able to recenter. We have been talking about the way our brains work, and how we cannot work when we have "flipped our lid."

I have been working on mindfulness with them this year through yoga and our class meetings.

I would like to introduce more independent activities that students can do when they need to recenter and get back on track to learn. This will include items for our peace corner where students can go to calm down or just to take a break. It will include mindfulness lessons and guided breathing with the chimes and stretchy ball. The baby doll will help them to learn about empathy with lessons about treating each other with care and love. I am looking forward to seeing how these strategies are carried into the rest of their lives. My goal for all of my students is that they know how to leave the world a little kinder than they found it. This starts with learning about loving and taking care of themselves.

Ms. Pendergast
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Hoberman Sphere Large Assorted • Amazon Business $16.95 1 $16.95
Mesh Squishy Ball Anti Stress Balls Rubber Multi Color Vent Grape Stress Ball Squeezing Stress Relief Ball- For Kids & Adults.Stress Squishy Toys For Autism, ADHD, Bad Habits & More(4PCS) • Amazon Business $14.95 1 $14.95
Homder 12 Pack Colorful Sensory Fidget Stretch Toys Helps Reduce Fidgeting Due to Stress and Anxiety for ADD, ADHD, Autism(6 Colors) • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Set of 3! Tangle Jr. Original Fidget Toy • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
JC Toys, La Baby 11-inch African American Washable Soft Body Play Doll For Children 18 months or Older, Designed by Berenguer • Amazon Business $11.79 1 $11.79
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Frick Frack Fidgets - Fidget Toy for Relaxing Therapy Set of 10 - Relieves Stress and Increase Focus for Adults and Children - Stress Toy Helps with ADHD ADD OCD Autism by ZIO Products • Amazon Business $9.27 1 $9.27
Goody Hand Mirror 27847 (Pack of 1),11 Inch Colors may vary • Amazon Business $6.16 1 $6.16
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $5.99 1 $5.99

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