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Mrs. Tellez from Meriden CT is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Promoting Positive Life Outcomes Through Mindfulness Education

Help me give my students tools to promote mindfulness and positive life outcomes.

  • $543 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of our students struggle with self confidence. We have been working to build a growth mindset by believing in the power of yet. Our students are eager to please and want to do well. We have worked to build an accepting and positive classroom community and school community. Things aren't always easy and things don't always work out as we plan, but learning is a life long journey and we hope to make positive impacts of life outcomes. Our fifth graders have so much potential and hope to make this world a better place. We work tirelessly to inspire them each day.

My Project

I hold myself accountable for each students’ social, emotional and physical health as well as their academic learning. By this measure, I strive to make a meaningful connection with every student. For example, I check in with all students at the beginning of each day. Another way we build community connections is fully implementing the responsive classroom. Morning meetings each day allow students an opportunity to get to know each other. I also have “lunch with the teacher” as a weekly incentive. On average, I have lunch with a small group of students 2 out of 5 days each week. This has allowed me to engage in conversations with students in a more relaxed atmosphere. I have gleaned so much information about their hopes, dreams, fears and stressors.

My students and I need to understand and practice mindfulness.

They need me to provide them with tools to become more mindful in order to increase likelyhood of positive life outcomes. These resources will be used to make that a reality. I can share these books and practices to build an understanding of mindfulness. We will incorporate mindfulness exercises throughout the day in the classroom. Students will then be able to share with other family members and friends. I will be able to share with other teachers. This is the gift that will make the world a better place.

I believe one thing I do well is put forth my best effort to build a sense of belonging and build a positive and supportive learning community. I know I need to practice mindfulness too. My students and I will embark on this journey together.

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

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Growth Mindset (7 Books) • AKJ Education $86.69 1 $86.69
Growth Mindset Read Alouds (6 Books) • AKJ Education $78.43 1 $78.43
Time Tracker® Visual Timer & Clock • AKJ Education $30.66 2 $61.32
Planting Seeds Practicing Mindfulness With Children • AKJ Education $24.05 1 $24.05
Train Your Brain: How Your Brain Learns Best • AKJ Education $22.86 1 $22.86
Teaching That Changes Lives • AKJ Education $13.83 1 $13.83
The Kids' Yoga Deck 50 Poses and Games • AKJ Education $13.46 1 $13.46
Meditate with Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Awakened: Change Your Mindset to Transform Your Teaching • AKJ Education $12.59 1 $12.59
Wherever You Go, There You Are Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life • AKJ Education $12.41 1 $12.41
Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Steps and Stones • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
ABC for Me: ABC Mindful Me • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
I Am Peace • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Be Mindful and Stress Less • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
50 Ways to Feel Happy • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Just Breathe • AKJ Education $9.48 1 $9.48
Get Into Yoga • AKJ Education $6.53 1 $6.53

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