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Mr. Haqq from Trenton NJ is requesting reading nooks, desks & storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

ZenZone: Cultivating Calmness in the Eye of the Tornado

Help me give my students a Zen room to relax, regroup, and rethink the choices they've made.

  • $790 goal

This project expired on March 11, 2024.

This project expired on March 11, 2024.

Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Project

Improving the culture and climate of our high school is a mission close to my heart. Our students are remarkable individuals, brimming with potential and creativity. They possess an innate thirst for knowledge and a resilience that inspires. I believe in fostering an environment that supports their holistic development, nurturing not just their academic pursuits but also their mental and emotional well-being.

The introduction of the "ZenZone" stands as a cornerstone in our efforts to cultivate a more supportive and enriching educational atmosphere.

This space is designed to offer a haven, a retreat within the bustling corridors of learning. Its purpose is to provide students with a sanctuary where they can find respite, regroup, and rejuvenate.

Each resource within this room is carefully chosen to aid in their learning journey. The presence of comfortable seating encourages relaxation, essential for rejuvenating tired minds. Plants not only add aesthetic appeal but also purify the air, creating a fresher environment. Mood lighting, adjustable and vibrant, can aid focus or relaxation, depending on the needs of the students. Aromatherapy can contribute significantly to stress reduction and mental clarity, fostering an optimal atmosphere for learning. Shelves can hold these additional resources.

My goals for this project extend beyond mere physical accommodations. I aim to create a space that cultivates a sense of calm, encouraging mindfulness and stress reduction. By nurturing their emotional well-being, I believe we can enhance their ability to concentrate, to comprehend, and to achieve their academic potential.

What makes our students special is their resilience. Despite the challenges they face, they exhibit an unwavering dedication to learning and a remarkable ability to adapt. They deserve an environment that acknowledges and supports not just their academic endeavors, but their emotional and mental needs as well.

The "ZenZone" project is not just an initiative; it's a commitment.

Mr. Haqq
Grades 9-12

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Winsome Solid/Composite Wood 5-Tier A-Frame Shelf, Black • $146.99 1 $146.99
Floor Lamp with Shelves, RUNTOP LED Shelf Floor Lamp with Wireless Charger & 2 Charging USB Ports & Drawer, AC Outlet, 3 Color Temperature Tall Standing Lamp with Bulb for Living Room, Bedroom, Office • Amazon Business $79.98 1 $79.98
Floating Shelves 24 Inch Long for Wall Set of 3, Rustic Wood Floating Bookshelf for Bedroom, Large Wall Mounted Storage Shelves for Kitchen Bathroom Laundry Living Room TV Books (Dark Brown) • Amazon Business $39.50 2 $79.00
Geetery 12 Pcs Floor Pillows Meditation Square Large Pillow Bulk Flexible Seating Thick Floor Cushions 15.7'' Colorful Tufted Sitting Mat Seat for Adults Kids Tatami Classroom Chair Yoga Living Room • Amazon Business $62.79 1 $62.79
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair with Drink Holder and Pocket, Two Tone Black Smartmax, Durable Polyester Nylon Blend, 3 feet • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Big Joe Dorm Bean Bag Chair with Drink Holder and Pocket, Two Tone Red Smartmax, Durable Polyester Nylon Blend, 3 feet • Amazon Business $45.00 1 $45.00
Zen Garden for Desk, 12x8in Premium Sand Tray Therapy Kit, Japanese Decor Gift Set with 14 Accessories and 6 Tools, Meditation Mini Zen Garden Kit, Sand Garden Home Office Desk Decorations • Amazon Business $38.97 1 $38.97
Indoor Water Fountain With LED Lights- Lighted Waterfall Tabletop Fountain With Stone Wall and Soothing Sound for Office and Home Décor By Pure Garden Black • Amazon Business $34.99 1 $34.99
Essential Oil Diffusers 550ml,10 Essential Oils Diffuser Gift Set,Advanced Ceramic Ultrasonic Technology Aromatherapy Diffusers Auto Shut-Off for 15 Ambient Light Settings(Black) • Amazon Business $29.95 1 $29.95
Toysmith Newton's Cradle Physics Toy • Amazon Business $13.99 2 $27.98
One Fire Galaxy Projector,Night Light Projector Star Projector Bedroom Ocean Wave Projector Kids White Noise Music Bluetooth Starlight,Star Projector Lamp Ceiling Timer Sensory Led Adults Gift Room • Amazon Business $23.91 1 $23.91
Artflower 18Pcs 126Ft Fake Vines for Bedroom with 65.6Ft Lights, Artificial Hanging Ivy Vines Fake Plants for Home Office Garden Wedding Wall Bedroom Decor • Amazon Business $16.98 1 $16.98

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