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Mrs. Snyder from Seattle WA is requesting Lab Equipment through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Mindful Classroom

My students need concrete tools for noticing and accepting what's going on with their feelings, their bodies and their surroundings without judgment or labels.

  • $483 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

In our diverse, urban, Seattle 2nd/3rd classroom, we are learning about ourselves as we delve into math, science and social studies within the context of our own community. About 1/3 of our students are learning English, 1/5 have learning disabilities, 1/5 are advanced learners, and 1/2 receive free and reduced lunch. These young children are developing their own identities and a sense of who they are in our school community.

When stress and anxiety are addressed and reduced, deep learning happens.

Research shows that experiential practices in intentional breathing, mindfulness and movement act as a protective factor for stressful experiences and create a relaxation response in the brain. We want students making purposeful and conscious decisions throughout their day. With tools students can cultivate resilience, compassion, attention, self-regulation, and well-being. Not only in the classroom, but in their lives.

My Project

This project builds a classroom community where mindfulness practice is foundational to creating an optimal learning environment. Mindfulness practice involves specific lessons in breathe and movement. The tools acquired in this project can be used in those lessons. Students will learn concretely how their brain and bodies work with the models of the brain and skeleton. The bell, yoga pillow, books and headphones invite and support students towards relaxation and presence. Creating many avenues to access mindfulness is important in the classroom. There we can connect to ourselves, each other and our humanity. The science of oneself is invaluable!

"Today is a gift.

That's why they call it the present." -Anonymous

Mrs. Snyder
Grades PreK-2
Half of students from low‑income households

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12 donors12 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 52 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
"Mr. Hanks" Human Anatomy Skeleton Life Full Size Model 6 ft. tall with Stand / 5 ft 5 inches tall without stand. Perfect for students, teachers, educators, classroom, and occasionally for Halloween use. All parts are adjustable. LOWEST PRICE ON AMAZON • Amazon Business $185.00 1 $185.00
Learning Resources Cross-section Brain Model • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Mpow [Upgraded] Noise Reduction Safety Ear Muffs, Adjustable SNR 36dB Shooting Hunting Muffs, Hearing Protection with a Carrying Bag, Ear Defenders Fits Adults to Kids with Twist Resistant Handband • Amazon Business $16.99 2 $33.98
Waterglider International Zafu Yoga Meditation Pillow with USA Buckwheat Fill, Certified Organic Cotton- 6 Colors (Grass) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Ohm Store Tibetan Meditation Yoga Singing Bowl Set • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $14.32 1 $14.32
Sitting Still Like a Frog: Mindfulness Exercises for Kids (and Their Parents) • Amazon Business $12.20 1 $12.20
Master of Mindfulness: How to Be Your Own Superhero in Times of Stress • Amazon Business $11.73 1 $11.73

Materials cost

$345.15

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$30.20

3rd party payment processing fee

$5.18

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$410.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$72.45

Total project goal

$482.98

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$482.98

11 Donors

-$482.98

Donations toward project cost

-$410.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$72.45

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$0.00

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