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Mrs. Triplett from Indio CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

A Story to Call Their Own

My students need the HP Toner Cartridge and the beautiful novels in order to learn the craft of storytelling and to print their own narrative stories.

  • $210 goal

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My Students

My students are a group of creative, spontaneous, loving, young adults and, like many young adults just starting to learn how to navigate the world, they need extra love, support, and activities to stimulate their minds and make them excited and ready to think, learn, and get out and change the world!

We work to build a culture in my classroom where they feel accepted, safe, capable, and ready to participate in the world through action and innovation.

My goal each year is to provide my students with the best teaching I can offer, as well as the best activities that I can give them in order to succeed. But I know I cannot do it alone. As they say, "It takes a village to raise a child," and I know that to be true. My goal is always to make school a place that students want to be, teach them how to succeed in school and in life, work to create educated stewards of society in the children I teach, and ultimately give them the CHOICE that having an education can bring to their lives.

My Project

My students have so many stories. Some are heartbreaking, some are joyous, some are downright silly and strange, and yet they do not see that they are storytellers...yet.

With the right novels, a fresh toner cartridge to print their stories, and some cheering on and motivation that they CAN do it, my students will create their own anthology of stories by them and for them.

My hope is that my students will learn the craft of storytelling (in truth, they are already storytellers; have you ever listened to the gossip of middle schoolers-oh my!), and they will be proud of their own creations and want to publish their stories.

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

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This project will reach 250 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
HP 85A (CE285A) Black Toner Cartridge for HP LaserJet Pro M1212nf, M1217nfw, P1102w • Amazon Business $65.99 1 $65.99
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
The Hate U Give • Amazon Business $10.79 1 $10.79
Unwind (Unwind Dystology) • Amazon Business $10.55 1 $10.55
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian • Amazon Business $9.98 1 $9.98
Girl in Pieces • Amazon Business $9.34 1 $9.34
A Monster Calls: Inspired by an idea from Siobhan Dowd • Amazon Business $7.55 1 $7.55
Speak • Amazon Business $7.09 1 $7.09

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