Since we are all thinking about starting our school year off with a bang, I must share an terrific resource from Laura Candler. She has created an amazing packet of FREE materials to help you earn 10,000 bonus points from Scholastic.
Curious about how it works? During the month of September, Scholastic will give 10,000 bonus points to any class that places a $300 order. But how can you encourage that many orders? Simple. Print her pre-made free book slips. For each order placed, students will receive a free book coupon (up to $5.00) for a future order. You then use your bonus points when a student redeems. Most $5.00 titles cost 135 bonus points or less. You should have plenty left over for classroom titles. Ms. Candler also provides a class chart to mark progress and a reproducible parent letter. It truly could not be easier. I was able to earn well over 11,000 points in September of last year as teachers also earn 100 bonus points from every parent who places an online order for the first time.
Laura Candler’s blog is tremendous for other reasons as well. She has a great Donors Choose funding option that she runs on Facebook, and I’ve used numerous items from her Back to School pack. She runs her own reading workshops in her home state of North Carolina. She is a wealth of knowledge! You can find her @lauracandler and at her blog: http://www.lauracandler.com/blog/blogs/laura-candler