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Ms. O. from Grand Rapids MI is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Kids Meditation = Less Suspensions!

My students need mats and books to learn about meditation and mindfulness to control their big emotions!

  • $461 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My kids are survivors. Many live in poverty and experience traumatic events early in life that affects their development both cognitively and emotionally. They are sweet kids who have families who love them but don't have a lot of the things they need.

My kids are fighters and are capable of great things.

My goal with my DonorsChoose page is to give them the tools to break the cycle of poverty they were born into. Won't you please help me?

My Project

Have you read how the public schools in Baltimore started teaching kids about meditation, and their behavior issues dropped significantly? If you haven't you should read the articlle.

Wouldn't it be amazing if our children learned how to control their emotions before they left elementary school?

That's our goal with this project! Help us purchase the supplies to start teaching our kids about meditation, mindfulness, and yoga!

This method has worked at schools with similar demographics to ours, so we want to follow their example and try a new approach to keep kids in school and cut suspensions and detentions.

In order to get this program off the ground, we need some supplies! We've requested 20 yoga mats to use during the lessons. We've also requested yoga books specifically designed to teach kids! These will help drive our curriculum for each session. There are also some books on mindfulness to supplement the yoga instruction; this is a great way for kids to center themselves wherever they may be.

Ms. O.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Sunny Health and Fitness Yoga Mat (Blue) • Amazon Business $10.62 20 $212.40
Gaiam 05-62005 Grippy Toeless Yoga Socks, Small/Medium, Granite Storm • Amazon Business $9.98 2 $19.96
Charlotte and the Quiet Place • Amazon Business $14.44 1 $14.44
Go Go Yoga for Kids: Yoga Lessons for Children: Teaching Yoga to Children Through Poses, Breathing Exercises, Games, and Stories • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Meddy Teddy: A Mindful Yoga Journey • Amazon Business $12.32 1 $12.32
Go Go Yoga for Kids: A Complete Guide to Yoga with Kids • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Yoga for Children: 200+ Yoga Poses, Breathing Exercises, and Meditations for Healthier, Happier, More Resilient Children • Amazon Business $11.57 1 $11.57
Good Morning Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Wake Up Story • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $10.39 1 $10.39
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Mind Over Lather Lavender Mint Natural Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray, 8 oz • Amazon Business $10.00 1 $10.00
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02

Materials cost

$356.10

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.34

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$391.44

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$69.08

Total project goal

$460.52

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$460.52

3 Donors

-$460.52

Donations toward project cost

-$391.44

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$69.08

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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