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Mrs. Duvall from Fairdale KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Personal Development for High School Seniors

My students need to read a wider variety of nonfiction. The type of reading they will most likely experience in post secondary education as well as in the workforce.

  • $812 goal

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My Students

My students are 12th grade students who are about to embark on their own unique journeys -- some are continuing their education in the college classroom while others will go straight to the workforce or military to further themselves.

Our students work hard and are always ready to try new things -- RISE, Mindfulness, if we come up with it, they rise to the challenge every time.

There is not a harder group of students in the district; I can promise you that.

Despite their hard work, many students struggle to provide their own unique Independent Reading novels because of financial struggles at home; in fact, 100% of our students receive free lunch.

My Project

Students will use these non fiction texts to support Passion Projects they will work on later in the year. While students will read independently, they will share their readings and understanding in small groups, class discussions, and technology based presentations. The novels will help spark their own ideas for how to make the world a better place and how to make themselves better in return.

Students will be exposed to a variety of self growth and self help novels that will help them in specific areas of personal growth: anxiety, mindfulness, leadership, responsibility, etc.

These readings will help them to grow as an individual and to experience reading that they will be more familiar with in their post secondary education and their careers.

Mrs. Duvall
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time (The Instant Help Solutions Series) • Amazon Business $14.40 5 $72.00
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance • Amazon Business $12.23 5 $61.15
The Code: The Five Secrets of Teen Success • Amazon Business $10.00 5 $50.00
Achieve Anything in Just One Year: Be Inspired Daily to Live Your Dreams and Accomplish Your Goals • Amazon Business $16.19 3 $48.57
You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life • Amazon Business $9.59 5 $47.95
The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl • Amazon Business $8.98 5 $44.90
Get Out of Your Own Way: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior • Amazon Business $12.41 3 $37.23
How Full Is Your Bucket? • Amazon Business $11.90 3 $35.70
Sometimes You Win--Sometimes You Learn for Teens: How to Turn a Loss into a Win • Amazon Business $11.45 3 $34.35
Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life...And Maybe the World • Amazon Business $10.80 3 $32.40
I'm Judging You: The Do-Better Manual • Amazon Business $9.61 3 $28.83
How to Win Friends & Influence People • Amazon Business $9.60 3 $28.80
Almost Adulting: All You Need to Know to Get it Together (Sort Of) • Amazon Business $9.50 3 $28.50
How to Win Friends and Influence People for Teen Girls • Amazon Business $9.27 3 $27.81
10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works--A True Story • Amazon Business $10.36 2 $20.72
Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person • Amazon Business $4.21 4 $16.84
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America • Amazon Business $10.90 1 $10.90
Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens • Amazon Business $9.58 1 $9.58

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