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Mrs. McNeal Stepien from Milwaukee WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga and Mindfulness in the Classroom

Help me give my students yoga and mindfulness resources. Yoga mats will help us establish a space for yoga work. Cards and books will help us learn yoga and mindfulness techniques.

  • $372 goal

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My Students

My Montessori classroom is made of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. All the students are eager to learn something new each day!

My students are a wonderful group of learners and explorers.

Not only do we learn math, language arts, history, geography, and science, we also love learning how to be citizens of the world. To do this we have special projects in our classroom all the time!

We research Ancient Civilizations every year to learn how people met their fundamental needs and compare their lives to our own. This year we are studying the Inca, the Mayans, and the Aztecs. We love learning about nature and are curious about our world. We do mindfulness on a regular basis and have an art and reflection project called Explorer's Notebook. We are very busy and like it that way!

My Project

Our class does group Mindfulness throughout each school day. Sometimes it is led by children and other times it is teacher led. The children really understand how doing a bit of mindfulness can help us focus and reset our intentions.

Our class would benefit from having some yoga and mindfulness resources!

Yoga mats, and some yoga cards and yoga books could allow children to have some quiet time to focus themselves and breathe. Having resources available for the children to choose a yoga work will benefit the child and the entire classroom.

With mats, cards, and books the children will learn valuable skills that they can in turn use anywhere and at anytime! We also have a diffuser that sends a pleasant scent into our classroom. Our favorite scent is Clary Sage.

Plants are an important part of our classroom and help us learn about the natural world and we would like a lovely greenhouse as an addition to our plant collection. Inviting nature into our classroom helps us enjoy our work and our day. We will also use the greenhouse to grow micro greens and seeds that we have in our lunches!

Mrs. McNeal Stepien
Grades PreK-2
More than a third of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
H Potter Glass Terrarium Case Planter – Wardian Container with Green Glass Accent for Succulents, Plants, Flowers, Orchids, Foliage & More • Amazon Business $109.50 1 $109.50
Gaiam Kids Yoga Mat Exercise Mat, Yoga for Kids with Fun Prints - Playtime for Babies, Active & Calm Toddlers and Young Children, Birdsong, 3mm • Amazon Business $12.89 2 $25.78
Twist Yoga Poems • AKJ Education $14.59 1 $14.59
My Magic Breath • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
Meditate with Me • AKJ Education $13.13 1 $13.13
ABC Yoga • AKJ Education $12.37 1 $12.37
Mindful Kids: 50 Activities for Calm, Focus and Peace • Amazon Business $11.35 1 $11.35
Plant Therapy Clary Sage Essential Oil. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade. 10 mL (1/3 Ounce). • Amazon Business $10.95 1 $10.95
Mindful Monkeys • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
Yoga Pretzels • AKJ Education $10.94 1 $10.94
I Am Yoga • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
I Am Peace • AKJ Education $10.91 1 $10.91
Babar's Yoga for Elephants • AKJ Education $7.99 1 $7.99
The Happiest Tree A Yoga Story • AKJ Education $7.26 1 $7.26
PELLETS JIFFY PKG/50 • Frey Scientific $6.29 1 $6.29
My First Yoga Class • AKJ Education $2.91 1 $2.91
Zach and Lucy and the Yoga Zoo • AKJ Education $1.85 1 $1.85

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