Every time parents buy books from Scholastic using your classroom code, you earn points. Points turn into books, and books allow you to keep your classroom library stocked with fresh, engaging titles that motivate readers. The trick is getting those book club fliers home and into the hands of parents when they so often get lost en route.
Rather than using high-pressure techniques to get parents to buy books, I’ve found it most successful to engage students in the monthly fliers using curriculum-based activities and then asking parents to sign off on the assignments. This package includes three double-sided math homework assignments to staple to monthly catalogues and send home so students can shop and solve! This set includes:
Dividing an imaginary $500 classroom budget evenly among the students in your class
Determining whether there is enough money to buy the students’ top four books for each student in the class
Writing about mathematical thinking and reasoning
Finding the most expensive book in the catalog and calculating whether it could be purchased for each student in the class (and the school) given a $500 budget
Looking for specific genres and type of books, like nonfiction, sci-fi, or series.
Each assignment ends with students writing about their top book choice and includes a parent explanation for how to order books! Happy shopping!