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Ms. GUERRA from Oakland CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga for Self-Regulation

My students need read aloud books on yoga and mindfulness, two extra yoga mats, mindful coloring mandalas, three mini Hoberman Spheres to practice breathing, and 10 lb. sandbags for students with sensory needs to practice relaxation.

  • $451 goal

This project expired on May 25, 2018.

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My Students

I work in a community of high poverty and violence, and our students carry a lot of trauma. We are a 100% Free and Reduced Lunch public school, and many of our students eat breakfast, lunch, and even dinner at the school. Our school population is made up of immigrant families from Mexico, Guatemala, Yemen, Afghanistan, and students of African descent.

They try so hard to do their best, and they show love and hope, even in the toughest of circumstances.

My Project

I am a yoga and mindfulness prep teacher, and I serve the entire school of 380 students. Each class comes to me once a week, I go into classrooms twice a month to teach mindfulness, and I do small group work with those students who need it. There are students who are holding so much trauma and who have such a hard time with transitions, change, being in their bodies, etc. that they also need small group instruction.

Yoga with coordinated breathing gives kids the chance to come back to their bodies and to gain skills and tools they can use in everyday life.

I teach whole class lessons and I pull small groups of 1-3 students and we work together to bring calmness, focus, compassion, and the skills to self-regulate so that kids can make calm, well thought-out decisions, rather than impulsive ones that do not serve them.

These materials will help us to meet those needs. My students need read aloud books on yoga and mindfulness, two extra yoga mats, mindful coloring mandalas, three mini Hoberman Spheres to practice breathing, and 10 lb. sandbags for students with sensory needs to practice relaxation.

Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 380 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
10 LB Yoga Sandbag FILLED two handle design, Made in USA, by Bean Products TM - Blue • Amazon Business $34.15 2 $68.30
Wai Lana Yogi Mat, Periwinkle • Amazon Business $21.03 2 $42.06
Hoberman Mini Sphere ï Neon • Amazon Business $6.98 3 $20.94
Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere • Amazon Business $15.90 1 $15.90
Mindful Mandala Cards: Set of 24 thoughtfully designed mindfulness cards in a sturdy cotton tote. Each two-sided card has an original mandala to color, paired with an inspiring quotation. • Amazon Business $15.00 1 $15.00
Yawning Yoga • Amazon Business $13.26 1 $13.26
Zoo Zen: A Yoga Story for Kids • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems • Amazon Business $12.29 1 $12.29
Dance for the Sun: Yoga Songs for Kids • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
The Grateful Giraffe: A Kids Yoga Feelings Book • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Happy Dreamer • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Yoga Bunny • Amazon Business $11.48 1 $11.48
Breathe • Amazon Business $11.37 1 $11.37
Meditate with Me: A Step-By-Step Mindfulness Journey • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
I Am Peace: A Book of Mindfulness • Amazon Business $10.84 1 $10.84
Good Night Yoga: A Pose-by-Pose Bedtime Story • Amazon Business $10.07 1 $10.07
Wilma Jean the Worry Machine • Amazon Business $9.90 1 $9.90
Yoga Bug: Simple Poses for Little Ones • Amazon Business $6.81 1 $6.81
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Mandala Coloring Book for Kids: Big Mandalas to Color for Relaxation, Book 1 • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

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