Getting the Most Out of Scholastic Book Orders
If you are not using Scholastic Book Club Orders in your room...you are missing out on TONS of free books!! I'm pretty sure 95% of my classroom library is all from Scholastic.
Quick Explanation if you've never used it:
Students/Parents shop paper flyers or place orders online. Teacher gets bonus points for each dollar spent, plus Scholastic runs specials each month to earn even more! Teachers use bonus points for free books and classroom materials.
Enlist Parent VolunteersScholastic will send you multiple flyers to send home and separating them can be a pain! So I now send home the flyers with instructions for a parent to put them together for me!
I create a little flyer to attach to the front of the student flyers with information so parents can remember the website and our class code.
Grab the flyers for FREE by clicking here!
Get Kids ExcitedDefinitely the first time you send home the flyers, you need to drum up a lot of excitement! I have my students create a wishlist! This is to hopefully encourage more purchases because September usually has the best bonus point specials!
I usually open the book box after school to sort through the books so I can make sure students get the correct books they ordered. I go ahead and label the free books with how I organize my class library. Then I put them back in the box and set a time to "open" the box in front of the class!!
Celebrate the Book Box Arrival
This is another way to get kids excited about reading!! I have a special place in our library to put the new books!
I definitely suggest you make it a priority to do Scholastic book orders once a month! Even if you don't have a lot of participation, you can purchase books at great prices yourself and you can save those bonus points! It's totally worth it!!