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Mrs. Jodie Seymour from North Creek NY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

The Mindful Classroom

Help me give my students an environment to further our classroom's mindfulness practice. The essential oils and activity cards will help my students continue to foster mindfulness and help them deal with negative emotions and maintain focus.

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My Students

Every day I come to a job that I love. I have the pleasure of teaching middle school special education in a rural school in New York. My students are growing into motivated and eager learners. We have spent the beginning of the school year focusing on taking the ownership of our learning and our actions.

The students feel empowered by this revelation that their success is in their control.

Now that I have the buy-in, I want to further explore strategies and techniques that help them proactively work towards meeting their goals.

My Project

This year my middle school special education students have been learning what mindfulness is and what the benefits of a regular practice are. We start every class period with a teacher lead 2-10 minute activity.

I am looking to expand our mindfulness practice and make it student lead.

The cards will give students a choice of activities that they would like to take turns leading. It also gives them concrete example of how mindfulness can be incorporated into their lives.

Students love ringing a singing bell to start practice, instead of using mine it would belong to them, the class. The oil and diffuser will help to cultivate a peaceful and calm environment. This is especially helpful as many of my students are survivors of trauma.

Mrs. Jodie Seymour
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Diffuser for Essential Oils (400ml) - Super High Aroma Output, FREE Cleaning Kit - Dark Wood Essential Oil Diffuser • Amazon Business $36.95 1 $36.95
Silent Mind ~ Tibetan Singing Bowl Set ~ Bronze Mantra Design ~ With Dual Surface Mallet and Silk Cushion ~ Promotes Peace, Chakra Healing, and Mindfulness ~ Exquisite Gift • Amazon Business $35.97 1 $35.97
Self-Compassion & Mindfulness for Teens Card Deck: 54 Exercises and Conversation Starters • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
RETHiNK Card Deck Mindful Conversation Starters: 56 Questions to Encourage Compassion, Shift Perspective & Build Connection • Amazon Business $16.99 1 $16.99
Mindful Games Activity Cards: 55 Fun Ways to Share Mindfulness with Kids and Teens • Amazon Business $15.35 1 $15.35
Calm Body, Calm Mind Blend 100% Pure, Best Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil - 10ml - Sweet Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Lavender • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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