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

Practicing Relaxation Techniques and Learn to Self-Regulate My Emotions!

My students need activities and tangible resources and materials to help them practice mindfulness and deal with their emotions.

  • $494 goal

This project expired on September 7, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My classroom is a second home to my students. In fact, for some of my students, it's their only structured and safe home. Over 90% of my students are high poverty, and some of the students have special needs. The majority of my students are Hispanic children whose parents speak little English.

What motivates me to come to work each day is my students, and that's why I love my job!

They are the future, and I need to make sure they are prepared for what society has in store for them. I believe in each one of my students, and I make sure they know it!

The first thing my students do is eat their breakfast in the classroom while watching current events on the computer. They are so intrigued with what's going on around in the world. They love to ask questions, and we have great discussions! After breakfast, we move into our literacy/math/science/social studies block stations. This school year, another teacher and I are developing a multi-grade fully integrated STEM program along with incorporating mindfulness activities to help our students focus, relax, and learn.

My Project

My students are dealing with a myriad of problems at home and at school. They need to learn how to deal with these problems with strategies I can teach in the classroom. With the resources and material of mindfulness activities, fidget materials, and activity cards focusing on emotions will help my students have the tools to deal with whatever obstacles they may need to deal with.

As their teacher, I want to have the resources to help my students self-regulate their emotions in an effective way.

Each morning we will do our restorative circle and use the guided questions from the different activity cards I requested. We will also end our day in our circle and discuss how our day was and what we want to work on. During the day we will use mindfulness strategies with the chimes and activities from the resources I requested. Each student will receive a stress ball to use throughout the day as needed. The other material will be utilized (rubric cubes and puzzles) to give students an opportunity to have other fidget material to use as needed to help them stay focused. Having these resources available for my students will give them an opportunity to deal with their emotions and become successful learners.

Mrs. Astrid Wagner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 28 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
TABLETOPICS Best Things Ever: Questions to Start Great Conversations • Amazon Business $25.00 2 $50.00
Game / Play Woodstock Percussion ZENERGY2 Zenergy Meditation Chime Percussion Instrument. Learning Toy / Child / Kid • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Totika Self Esteem Game With 48 Question Card Deck - A Game of Fun, Skill and Communication • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Neliblu Pull and Stretch Squeeze Stress Ball and Puffer Balls Toys, Assortment 12-Pack • Amazon Business $12.97 2 $25.94
Totem the feel good game Ease communications at the Heart Level - An Opportunity to Build Stronger bonds [Perfect for Team building at work, counseling, family, friends, adults and child] • Amazon Business $24.95 1 $24.95
Mad Dragon: An Anger Control Card Game • Amazon Business $19.95 1 $19.95
Thoughts and Feelings: A Sentence Completion Card Game • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $16.46 1 $16.46
Speed Cube Set, Roxenda Magic Cube Set of 2x2x2 3x3x3 Pyramid Smooth Puzzle Cube • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Conversation Starter and Question Cards - Builds Self-Esteem and Confidence - Ages 9-12 • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Geometric Puzzle Colorful Erasers for Pencils | Back to School Supplies, Party Goodies, Fun Activities Puzzle, Party Favors School Erasers (24 Pack) • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Weoxpr 12 Pieces Pull and Stretch Squeeze Stress Ball and Monkey Stringy Balls Value Assortment-Stress Relax Toys • Amazon Business $10.59 1 $10.59
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Kids' Attitude In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Bully Free Zone® In a Jar®: Tips for Dealing with Bullying • Amazon Business $9.47 1 $9.47
Kids' Daily Dilemmas In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Think Twice In a Jar® • Amazon Business $9.40 1 $9.40
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.08 1 $9.08
Fun Puzzle Balls with FREE Colorful Instruction Guide by Gamie - Party Games - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles - Includes 12 Fun and Challenging Puzzle Balls | Great Educational Toy for kids • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
Fun Puzzle Balls by Neliblu - Clear Instructional Videos and Sheets Included - Bulk Party Favors - Party Games - Fidget Brain Teaser Puzzles 2.5" - 1 Dozen Bulk Pack of Party Toys • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
What Would You Do? In a Jar®: Daily Dilemmas for Young Children • Amazon Business $8.01 1 $8.01
Temper Tamers In a Jar®: Helping Kids Cool Off and Manage Anger • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Choices In a Jar® • Amazon Business $6.08 1 $6.08
Feelings In a Jar® • Amazon Business $3.65 1 $3.65

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