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Mrs. Formby from Savannah GA is requesting Classroom Basics through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Portable Literacy Learning

My students need personal, portable book bins to store books on their individual just right reading level books. They also need a variety of portable center activities to choose from during Balanced Literacy instruction.

  • $228 goal

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My Students

Every student invests over 1,400 hours in learning and growing each school year. My students attend a Title I school in a metropolitan city. We serve a large military population as well as several high-poverty neighborhoods. A total of more than 85% of the diverse 740+ students in attendance receive free or reduced lunch.

Despite adversity of many sorts, these students bring their individual backgrounds, spirits, and strengths to create a learning community where students thrive.

My goals for this year are to meet my first graders' individual learning needs, equip them with the tools that they need for success, and to inspire them to become lifelong learners!

My Project

Personal book bins will allow my students to store books on their individual reading levels. They will carry these bins with them during balanced literacy rotations, where they will have their own special place in the classroom to read to themselves and others.

These materials will make it possible for young learners to keep moving!

The project case bins will become home to interactive literacy centers from which students will guide their own instruction. Each case will have a literacy activity that makes learning more engaging and allows students to put their skills into practice in ways that traditional, seat-based classroom instruction just cannot do.

Mrs. Formby
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK BINS INTERLOCKING ASSORTED SET OF 30 • School Specialty $70.99 1 $70.99
IRIS 8.5 x 11 Slim Project Case, Clear, 10 Pack (150630) • Staples Advantage $41.19 1 $41.19
IRIS 8.5 x 11 Deep Portable Project Case, Clear, 6 Pack (150655) • Staples Advantage $31.89 1 $31.89

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