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Ms. Georgetti from Westminster CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Student Success Through Calm and Quiet Self-Regulation

My students need CanDo Yoga Mats to stretch, lay down on, or flexibly sit on. They also need Lorell floor and table lamps for calmer lighting that will help ensure a more relaxed and peaceful atmosphere.

  • $1,139 goal

This project expired on November 30, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Susan Taylor wrote, "We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly -spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order."

My students are a diverse group of curious and intelligent children who love to learn everything from language arts, math, and science to physical education and the visual arts.

Their individual stories are uniquely complex. Our class includes refugees from Syria, immigrants from Central America and Vietnam, and many other students from a variety of ethnic backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses.

My students lead very busy, hectic lives and many have experienced trauma that they continue to deal with on a daily basis. We have students in class that are on campus for almost ten hours a day, constantly surrounded by people and noise. We converge in one classroom daily, and it is vital that students have the opportunity to engage in mindful practices that allow quiet contemplation. My goal is to teach students how they can self regulate and self-"renew," so that they are ready to take on the social and academic challenges of the day.

My Project

The school day is filled with so much to do. Students have few moments of quiet time where they are expected to do nothing but be in the moment. I have attended numerous trainings and read from multiple resources that highlight the benefits of mindful practices and present moment awareness for students. Behavioural and academic success comes from being able to focus, self-motivate, and self-regulate, and mindful practices are proving to help students achieve this success.

Mindful practices help students learn to be in the moment, find comfort in quiet, understand how their body reacts to moments of inner-calm and peace, and to embody these characteristics throughout their days.

To best create an atmosphere for these mindful practices, students should have choices in how they position their bodies. They should learn to practice in different positions and get to know their bodies. Additionally, students should have the opportunity to sit in a room with calming light rather than bright fluorescent lighting that is best suited for more of an academic working environment. The CanDo Yoga Mats and the Lorell floor and table lamps would greatly help to create the environment I'd like my students to have when we do mindful practices.

Ms. Georgetti
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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3 donors3 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 30 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MAT - CANDO PREMIUM YOGA MAT - BLUE - 68 IN X 24 IN X 1/4 IN - ECO-FRIENDLY - CASE OF 10 • School Specialty $139.65 3 $418.95
LAMP - FLOOR - LED - LINENSHADE LLR99967 • School Specialty $102.87 2 $205.74
MAT - CANDO PREMIUM YOGA MAT - BLUE - 68 IN X 24 IN X 1/4 IN - ECO-FRIENDLY • School Specialty $14.69 6 $88.14
LAMP - TABLE - LED - LINENSHADE LLR99966 • School Specialty $64.37 1 $64.37

Materials cost

$777.20

Vendor shipping charges

$77.72

State sales tax

$71.11

3rd party payment processing fee

$11.66

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$967.69

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$170.77

Total project goal

$1,138.46

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,138.46

3 Donors

-$1,138.46

Donations toward project cost

-$967.69

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$170.77

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$0.00

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