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Ms. Gifford from Chicago IL is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Spring Time- Healthy Learning

My students need supplies to enhance social emotional personalized skills. They will be building a green wall, learning cooking skills, as well as exercising and learning how it feels to cope with stress productively.

  • $1,011 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

Happy 2018!

I have worked in Chicago with high risk students coming from 70 different countries and neighborhoods all over Chicago.

Their background and everyday challenges give them a unique set of personal struggles to make it to school, clothed, fed and focused. It takes a toll on their learning and growth in tremendous ways. As most Chicago inner city schools, we are underfunded and lack resources to teach our children correct means to deal with their feelings, past traumatic occurrences and stressful energy they have to deal with on their own. While all else going on in their teenage brains and bodies.

My students love being active, however, majority don't have the resources or techniques to stay calm and focused and ready for learning. Using breathing, meditation, stretching and yoga is proven to help with focus and coping with negative feelings.

My Project

Exercise gives children the opportunity to develop physical competence through practicing self control using TRX and Exercise bands,

understand and make sense of their world, interact with others,

express and control emotions, develop their symbolic and

problem-solving abilities, and practice life skills necessary for their future and. Exercise bands, cooking supplies, natural light, painting materials will give my students the opportunity to learn and experience experiential skills, calm their brains and bodies, and produce strategies to give them optimum growth.

Learning to cook, clean, exercise and cope with stress through healthy mechanisms will enhance the chance to grow emotionally, academically, and physically.

Ms. Gifford
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Watex Metal Mobile Green Wall - Single Frame • Amazon Business $68.92 4 $275.68
TRX Training - Suspension Trainer Basic Kit + Door Anchor, Complete Full Body Workouts Kit for Home and on the Road • Amazon Business $149.95 1 $149.95
Circadian Optics Lampu Light Therapy Lamp | Ultra Bright 10,000 Lux Full Spectrum LED Light • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
PureBliss Energy Lamp – 10,000 Lux Natural Bright Light Therapy – Ideal for Naturally Boosting Mood & Energy Year Round • Amazon Business $59.99 1 $59.99
Vremi 15 Piece Nonstick Cookware Set - Kitchen Pots and Pans Set Nonstick with Cooking Utensils - Oven Safe Basics Non Stick Pot and Pan Set - Black • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Light Therapy Lamps,Wake Up Light Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation and 5 Natural Sounds,LED USB Bedside Lamp,Rechargeable,Touch Sensor Night Light with 3 Brightness,12/24 hour,Veholion MY-3 • Amazon Business $39.98 1 $39.98
Kitchen Utensils Sets 26 Pieces - Stainless Steel And Nylon Cooking Tools Spoons, Turners, Tongs, Spatulas, Pizza Cutter, Whisk Measuring Cups & Spoons And More - By Kitch N' Wares • Amazon Business $31.49 1 $31.49
Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Stress Relief Body Lotion and Body Wash & Foam Bath, Eucalyptus Spearmint (Bundle of 2) • Amazon Business $26.99 1 $26.99
CYS Glass Bubble Bowl, Fish Bowl Hand Blown Glass Vase, Body D-8" • Amazon Business $11.60 2 $23.20
Bath & Body Works, Aromatherapy Stress Relief 3-Wick Candle, Eucalyptus Spearmint • Amazon Business $20.93 1 $20.93
Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2-Ounce), PROMOABI Best Selling Colors I • Amazon Business $18.07 1 $18.07
Mesh Squishy Ball (Pack of 12) • Amazon Business $14.47 1 $14.47
Sustainable Seed 10 Variety Culinary Herb Seed Collection - 100% NON GMO Heirloom Basil, Chives, Cilantro, Dill, Lavender, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme for Planting an Heirloom Herb Garden • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Body Cream 8 Ounce • Amazon Business $13.81 1 $13.81
Espoma SS8 8-Quart Organic Seed Starter • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Paint Brushes 12 Pieces Set, Professional Fine Tip Paint Brush Set Round Pointed Tip Nylon Hair artist acrylic brush for Acrylic Watercolor Oil Painting by Crafts 4 ALL (12) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99

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