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Ms. Bazaei from Oakland CA is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Support Wellness for Oakland First Graders!

My students need essential oils to calm and focus them, an air-purifying salt lamp, a meditation book, and natural wipes and kleenex to keep them healthy.

  • $187 goal

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My Students

The weight that many of my students carry on their shoulders is far beyond what any six-year-old should have to handle, but still, 25 bubbly faces bounce into my classroom each morning, ready and eager to learn. I am so grateful to know each of them and their families.

I teach at a school where 95% of students are socioeconomically disadvantaged and 67% are English Learners.

Only 35% of adults living within my school's zip code have graduated from high school. The students I work with every day battle tremendous challenges, but they are incredibly bright and resilient and they will make tremendous progress this year despite the challenges they face.

My Project

The community which is home to my school is a beautiful one, but it can be very chaotic and stressful. This year, I am working hard to facilitate a mindful classroom, where my students can expect a calm and productive environment every day. The Mindful Piggy Meditation book will serve as a kid-friendly way to introduce a daily practice of mediation in our classroom. We will meditate after each recess as a way to transition back to a focused environment for learning. I recently purchased a diffuser for essential oils for my classroom, but the oils themselves are very expensive. Diffusing oils will help to create a peaceful environment with added health benefits for my kiddos. The air-purifying salt lamp will offer a welcome alternative to harsh florescent lights and help rid our air of toxins. Finally, a teacher can never have enough wipes and tissues! I specifically requested wipes with natural ingredients.

All of these supplies will support me in creating a classroom environment which is conducive to the wellness of each student in my classroom.

My students thrive amidst pervasive poverty, violence in their community, and so many more challenges. I want our classroom to be a refuge for them -- a place where they look forward to spending time, and a place where they can not only master academic skills but also can learn skills that support their lifelong wellness.

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Ms. Bazaei
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Starter Set 14 Gift Pack 100% Pure Essential Oils - Great for Aromatherapy • Amazon Business $45.99 1 $45.99
Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes, 70-count Tubs (Pack of 6) Packaging May Vary • Amazon Business $29.64 1 $29.64
WBM Himalayan Light #1002 Natural Air Purifying Himalayan Salt Lamp with Neem Wood Base, Bulb and Dimmer switch • Amazon Business $24.99 1 $24.99
Kleenex Ultra Soft Tissues, White, 120ct, Pack of 8 • Amazon Business $11.74 1 $11.74
Peaceful Piggy Meditation (Albert Whitman Prairie Books) • Amazon Business $4.04 1 $4.04

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