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Mrs. Kanz from Portland OR is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Peace of Mind and Kindness

Help me give my students opportunities to learn about mindfulness, kindness and conflict resolution through Peace of Mind curriculum and related picture books.

  • $244 goal

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My Students

Students in my class are enthusiastic learners! While they bring with them a wide variety of experiences, they all are curious about the world around them and are eager to share their learning with each other.

Like all children, my students learn best through student-centered, meaningful experiences.

I strive to provide meaningful activities in all academic areas to help my students acquire concepts and build their language as they learn about each other and work together in our classroom community.

My Project

Promoting social and emotional growth is an important area to focus on in Kindergarten and seems to have been devalued as our educational culture places more value on literacy and math skills. Content instruction consumes the majority of our instructional time which means students work on academic skills, but don’t learn how to listen or empathize with one another, cooperate, or understand how their behavior affects others in their community. Just like academics, students come to school with a wide range of social skills. Learning these important skills will not only help them learn to be successful students this year, but the tools will help them during their entire school career and beyond. Resources such as the Peace of Mind curriculum and related, quality picture books will help me teach these invaluable skills to my students.

Mrs. Kanz
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Peace of Mind Core Curriculum for Early Childhood: Effectively Integrating Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning for a Kinder and More Positive School Climate • Amazon Business $39.95 1 $39.95
It's Okay to Make Mistakes • Amazon Business $16.15 1 $16.15
What Does It Mean to Be Kind? • Amazon Business $14.01 1 $14.01
Beautiful Oops! • Amazon Business $13.69 1 $13.69
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
I Will Try (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 5) • Amazon Business $11.39 1 $11.39
Worries Are Not Forever (Best Behavior) • Amazon Business $11.05 1 $11.05
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy • Amazon Business $10.91 1 $10.91
Enemy Pie (Reading Rainbow book) • Amazon Business $10.35 1 $10.35
I Can Handle It (Mindful Mantras) (Volume 1) • Amazon Business $9.38 1 $9.38
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.11 1 $9.11
Spork • Amazon Business $8.76 1 $8.76
Wemberly Worried • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99

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