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Mr. B. from W Springfield MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga and Mindfulness Practice Tools for Greater Emotional Health

Help me give my students clean, bright new yoga mats and a host of additional resources to supercharge our practice!

  • $595 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Many of my students literally race off the bus and in the door every day. "Good morning," from staff is often paired with, "please walk," and, "careful on the stairs." These enthusiastic learners all struggle with social and emotional issues that make success in a general education classroom challenging, for now. Instead of attending their local schools, our current twenty students come together here for instruction in a small group, therapeutic environment.

My students range from kindergarten to eighth grade and come from diverse backgrounds.

They require a broad range of educational and emotional supports. Our classrooms are social laboratories, where they learn to understand their feelings and get along with each other so they can be successful students.

My Project

I've done the training, I have the space and the students have the time. Now, we need some additional materials to really supercharge our movement and mindfulness practices.

New yoga mats will encourage the students to step on the mat and practice!

Lining our shelves with engaging titles will help me share the benefits of breathing, meditating and moving mindfully. A few toys, like the scarves, wands, expanding spheres and stretchy balls will help keep our sessions playful and fun.

Altogether, the items I've requested will make our mindful movement space more inviting and inspiring. Students will step up and learn to explore their inner worlds, finding a sense of peace that will enable them to reach their educational potential.

Mr. B.
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Yoga Mat Premium Print Extra Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga, Pilates & Floor Exercises, Sapphire Feather, 6mm • Amazon Business $24.69 2 $49.38
Gaiam Yoga Mat Premium Print Extra Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga, Pilates & Floor Exercises, Pink Cherry Blossom, 5mm • Amazon Business $23.98 2 $47.96
Gaiam Yoga Mat Premium Print Extra Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga, Pilates & Floor Exercises, Lily Shadows, 5/6mm • Amazon Business $21.99 2 $43.98
Gaiam Yoga Mat Premium Print Extra Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga, Pilates & Floor Exercises, Citron Sundial, 6mm • Amazon Business $21.67 2 $43.34
Gaiam Yoga Mat Premium Print Extra Thick Non Slip Exercise & Fitness Mat for All Types of Yoga, Pilates & Floor Exercises, Sundial Layers, 6mm • Amazon Business $17.99 2 $35.98
4E's Novelty Pack of 4 Expandable Balls, Hand Catch Expanding Breathing Sphere Flower Ball for Kids Boys and Girls, Great Stress Relief and Anxiety Toy, Helpful Gift for ADHD Sensory Issues • Amazon Business $22.96 1 $22.96
Anh's Anger • Amazon Business $16.27 1 $16.27
Visiting Feelings • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Way I Feel • Amazon Business $15.26 1 $15.26
Yoga for Busy Little Hands: Children's Book of Mudras • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Power Thought Cards: A 64 Card Deck (Box Set) • Amazon Business $14.38 1 $14.38
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $14.27 1 $14.27
Toysmith Jumbo Spiral Glitter Wand 2 Pack • Amazon Business $14.24 1 $14.24
Bedwina Pull and Stretch Balls - (Pack of 6) Bulk Stress Relief Squeeze Balls in Assorted Colors for Sensory Fidget Toys and Party Favors for Kids • Amazon Business $13.89 1 $13.89
Steps and Stones: An Anh's Anger Story • Amazon Business $13.31 1 $13.31
Puppy Mind • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Mindful Bea and the Worry Tree • Amazon Business $13.00 1 $13.00
Grow Grateful • Amazon Business $12.87 1 $12.87
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
24 Pcs Square Dance Scarves, Juggling Scarf Props Magic Trick Silk Scarves Music Movement Scarf 12 Colors 24 by 24 Inches • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing • Amazon Business $10.48 1 $10.48
Hey, Little Ant • Amazon Business $10.26 1 $10.26
I Believe in Me: A Book of Affirmations • Amazon Business $8.60 1 $8.60

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