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Mrs. Meislitzer from Deep River CT is requesting Sports & Exercise Equipment through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Teaching Yoga and Mindfulness in Kindergarten

My students need yoga mats to work independently and cooperatively with newly learned yoga poses. A variety of picture books, cards, and sensory tools will guide students through yoga poses, meditation, and yoga adventures.

  • $633 goal

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My Students

I am honored to work with an eager and energetic group of kindergarten students. We live in a small diverse community. My goal as a teacher has always been to create life long learners where they have all the tools necessary to be the best they can be. Students entering my classroom work together as a team to create, solve problems, and engage in learning each and every day.

Kindergarteners are AMAZING!

They are eager learners who want to know more about the world around them. I've taught them to wonder, ask questions, think critically, and assess their own learning. As a certified yoga instructor, I am also teaching them how to be mindful in their daily lives through yoga and meditation activities.

My Project

Yoga mats will provide my students opportunities to work cooperatively to learn new yoga poses in their own defined space. Yoga mats provide a safe surface for students to practice on in our classroom. Yoga books, cards, and sensory tools will enhance their learning all throughout the school year.

Yoga enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness.

Yoga and mindfulness teaches students to understand their body, feelings, and thoughts in order to be focused and ready to learn. It also teaches students to manage stress through breathing, stretching, and guided meditation exercises which will increase students' positive self-image. Students will learn all of these skills on their new yoga mats!

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This project will reach 15 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Zen 5 Non-Slip Memory Foam Yoga Mats, 1/4 - 1/6 Inch, 6mm - Blue with Rope • Amazon Business $20.45 10 $204.50
Kick Bands Bouncy Chair Fidget Bands (10-Pack) - Improves Focus For School Kids and Classroom Students - ADHD ADD SPD Autism Sensory Needs - Bounce & Stretch Foot Band For Chairs by Solace • Amazon Business $27.99 2 $55.98
Hoberman: Mini Sphere - Rings(Discontinued by manufacturer) • Amazon Business $12.45 2 $24.90
Be Kind • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion, Including Free Pump / Exercise Fitness Core Balance Disc,Blue,size: 13 inches / 33 cm diameter • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Yoga and Mindfulness Practices for Children Card Deck • Amazon Business $15.27 1 $15.27
Little Flower Yoga for Kids: A Yoga and Mindfulness Program to Help Your Child Improve Attention and Emotional Balance • Amazon Business $15.11 1 $15.11
Yoga Pretzels (Yoga Cards) • Amazon Business $14.97 1 $14.97
Yawning Yoga • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles • Amazon Business $12.70 1 $12.70
The Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Puppy Mind • Amazon Business $11.86 1 $11.86
Woodstock Solo Silver Zenergy Chime- Eastern Energies Collection • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
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
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
FREDDY'S FIDGET TOYS for Sensory Kids and Adults (pack of 10) Best Classroom Fidgets for School - Marble Fidget Toy Relieves Stress and Increase Focus - Sensory Toys for Autistic Children OCD ADHD ADD • Amazon Business $9.00 1 $9.00
Sensory Toy For Relaxation - ADHD Fidget Toy - Liquid Motion Bubbler Timer - Toy for Sensory Play, Calming Toy, (1 Piece) Assorted Colors • Amazon Business $8.97 1 $8.97
I Am Yoga • Amazon Business $8.02 1 $8.02

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