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Mrs. Lockley from Dorchester MA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Yoga & Mindfulness in Middle School

Help me give my students the gift of mindfulness and yoga every day.

  • $705 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are the best! They come from the inner city of Boston, where the poverty level is high. The majority of them wake themselves up before 7 in the morning to catch buses and trains or to walk long distances for a 7:40 am start.

These middle school students have many factors affecting their lives outside the classroom so at our school, in my classroom, we create a safe environment where they can excel.

These kids have amazing energy and spirit. They want to learn and do their best. They need teachers to create a place for them to do that while still being kids.

My students are English Language Learners. My students have Special Needs. My students are Amazing.

My Project

I teach in the Boston Public schools. My students have special needs, they speak a variety of languages, and they come from a variety of communities. I absolutely cherish the relationships that I have made with these children and their families. I have learned as much from them as they have learned from me. But there is also a great deal of trauma that these students have experienced in their short lives.

It is imperative that these children learn not only math and reading, but also how to take care of their minds.

I took a course in the Summer of 2018 to become a certified Yoga instructor and to incorporate wellness and social emotional learning practices to my students. In teaching students wellness, I will also be teaching them how important they are as individuals. I will be teaching them how to be hero's to themselves and to those around them; how to advocate for their hearts and in turn to treat others with respect and love as well. It's imperative that we arm these students with skills to be wonderful people, not just good test takers.

I have been meditating for only a few short years. It was incredible how quickly meditating for only a short period of time each day helped to keep my mind clear when in stressful situations. I found starting with yoga to be a perfect match with learning to meditate. I need mats and blocks to begin a regular practice with my students. It has become clear to me, that if I can help my students to learn how to incorporate mindfulness and yoga into their own lives, they will grow as people, as students, and as members of a community.

Mrs. Lockley
Grades 6-8
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block (Set of 2) - Supportive Latex-Free EVA Foam Soft Non-Slip Surface for Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Vivid Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 9 $98.91
Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block (Set of 2) - Supportive Latex-Free EVA Foam Soft Non-Slip Surface for Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Deep Purple • Amazon Business $10.99 8 $87.92
Gaiam Essentials Yoga Block (Set of 2) - Supportive Latex-Free EVA Foam Soft Non-Slip Surface for Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Grey • Amazon Business $10.99 8 $87.92
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Grey • Amazon Business $10.99 7 $76.93
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Purple • Amazon Business $10.99 7 $76.93
BalanceFrom GoYoga All Purpose High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap, 1/4", Blue • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94
BalanceFrom GoYoga All-Purpose 1/4-Inch Eco Friendly High Density Non-Slip Exercise Yoga Mat with Carrying Strap (Green) • Amazon Business $10.99 6 $65.94

Materials cost

$560.49

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.41

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$598.90

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$105.69

Total project goal

$704.59

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$704.59

8 Donors

-$670.77

Donations toward project cost

-$577.65

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$93.12

match offer

-$25.00

Match offer toward project cost

-$21.25

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$3.75

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$8.82

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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