Mrs. Bedard from Lowell MA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.
Help me give my students mindfulness and coping skills during a really challenging time with an anxiety monster, sensory items and a yoga mat.
My 2nd-grade students are an amazing group of children from a very diverse inner-city school in MA. They love learning. They love coming to school each day, and I love being able to teach them. Many of my students face incredible challenges each and every day, yet they come to school with an open heart and an open mind. So much of what we do in our day-to-day, both inside and outside of school, is all for our students. From spending our own money to asking for support from families and local programs. It is an honor to be able to do this job each and every day, and I just want to provide my students with as many opportunities as I can, because they don't often get that outside of school. Our classroom is our home, our community, and our family. Thank you, DonorsChoose for giving me this chance. I love my job, and I am blessed to have donors like you.
I was recently certified in Trauma Informed Yoga for youth, and it was one of the best decisions I have made as a teacher. We are in the midst of really trying times. Educators are exhausted and trauma is spiraling out of control from this pandemic. I try to incorporate yoga into my classroom each day, and I have done that for years. It has been an amazing experience for my students. I want to be able to up my game and use everything I have taken from such an incredible course and provide support to my students who are either going through some type of trauma now or will certainly come out of this with some trauma and be in dire need of emotional healing. Teaching can no longer just be about academics. Business as usual is no longer where our heads and hearts need to be. Happy, healthy, kiddos sitting in front of us will be much better off in their daily learning experience if we can support them with all that we have. We will use these yoga and mindfulness materials every day in our mindful breaks, our yoga practice and our every day teaching experiences. We have some things already, but grasping anything we can to help us improve our quality of life during such hard times would be a priceless gift. I thank you for loving our kiddos from afar, as much as we do in person.
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|Eco Friendly Kids Yoga Mat, Soft Microfiber Suede And Organic Rubber, Non slip, Non Toxic Exercise Mat, Play Mat, Mindfulness For Kids, Yoga Mat For Kids Ages 3-12 Girls Boys, 60”X24”X3MM, Rainbow • Amazon Business||$49.95||1||$49.95|
|A Little SPOT of Emotion 8 Plush Toys with Feelings Book Box Set • Amazon Business||$25.27||1||$25.27|
|24 Pack Kraft Paper Notebook, Happy Journal (4 x 5.75 in) • Amazon Business||$23.99||1||$23.99|
|Really Good Stuff Positive Affirmation Chips - 100 Pack with 50 Motivational, Encouragement, Inspirational and Kindness Sayings • Amazon Business||$20.39||1||$20.39|
|Small Knight and the Anxiety Monster • Amazon Business||$18.99||1||$18.99|
|Inspirational Notepads, 20 Pcs 10 Styles Small Notebook Mini Pocket Journal Notebook Bulk Gifts for Coworkers Suitable for School Office Home Travel Gift Supplies • Amazon Business||$13.99||1||$13.99|
|Christmas Pop-It Ball 6 Packs 3D Silicone Squeeze Balls Toy Push Bubble Pop Its Fidget Toys Popits Release Stress Ball Squishy Stress Balls Birthday Gift Sensory Toys for Kids and Adults (6 Pcs) • Amazon Business||$13.85||1||$13.85|
|Yogi Superhero: A Kids Yoga Book. A Book on Mindfulness for Kids to Calm their Mind and Manage Negative Emotions. • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|How To Tame My Anxiety Monster (Mindful Monster Collection) • Amazon Business||$12.99||1||$12.99|
|When Harley Has Anxiety: A Fun CBT Skills Activity Book to Help Manage Worries and Fears (For Kids 5-9) • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Confident Ninja: A Children’s Book About Developing Self Confidence and Self Esteem (Ninja Life Hacks) • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|I Wish You Happiness Penelope (Personalized Children's Books) • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|I Am Stronger Than Anxiety: Children’s Book about Overcoming Worries, Stress and Fear (World of Kids Emotions) • Amazon Business||$11.99||1||$11.99|
|Kindness is my Superpower: A children's Book About Empathy, Kindness and Compassion (My Superpower Books) • Amazon Business||$11.98||1||$11.98|
|I Choose to Calm My Anxiety: A Colorful, Picture Book About Soothing Strategies for Anxious Children (Teacher and Therapist Toolbox: I Choose) • Amazon Business||$11.88||1||$11.88|
|Learning Resources Soft Foam Emoji Cubes, Conversation Cubes for Kids, Set of 4, Ages 3+ • Amazon Business||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Don't Feed The WorryBug: A Children's Book About Worry • Amazon Business||$6.99||1||$6.99|
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