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Ms. Hoskins from Rochester NY is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga Brain Breaks

Help me give my students yoga mats to practice peace of mind during a long day of English immersion!

  • $295 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are an energetic and thoughtful group of 7th and 8th graders who truly make me want to come in to work each and every morning. They come from all different countries, from Somalia to the Dominican Republic, some speaking as many as 4 languages. Middle school is difficult as it is, even if you’re speaking the same native language, but they stay positive and focused on their schooling. While it doesn’t define them, all are also living at the poverty level and attending a tragically underfunded school.

My Project

Being immersed in a new language is cognitively exhausting. Tack on learning in an environment where the majority of children are afflicted by trauma and not equipped with the skills to deal appropriately. Then tack on the pressures of middle school in general and it’s a wonder my emerging multilinguals are still awake by 8th period! Yoga mats will help my students to create a lunch yoga practice to give them the brain break and solace not typically found in a middle school building. Your donation will help us to cultivate such a space and build community amongst one another.

Ms. Hoskins
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam 3mm Two-Color Yoga Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $21.99 3 $65.97
Gaiam 4mm Classic Yoga Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $21.99 3 $65.97
Gaiam 4mm Classic Yoga Mat • DICK'S Sporting Goods $21.99 3 $65.97

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