1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 5, 2011 5:35 PM by lmorse

    Book Fairs and promoting reading

      I just had the most awesome book fair at Barnes and Noble. You schedule events at the store and you get a percentage of the sales for the night (if anyone mentions your school). You also get a percentage of online sales for those that use your code. My schedule...

      Wed
      6:00- 6:30 pm Choir
      6:30 - 8:00 pm Robotics Demo

       

      Thurs

      6:15 pm - 6:45 pm Poetry Slam
      7:00 - 7:30 pm Jazz Ensemble
      Fri
      6:00 - 6:30 pm Strings

      6:30 pm- 8:00 pm Scavenger Hunt

       

      I also had art in the cafe. I had ELA teachers walking through the stores as personal shoppers. We had Beta members in the cafe with a book chat and sharing a summer reading preview with parents. It was amazing and I was able to get enough money to purchase color Nooks for the library. Do you have any book fairs? Maybe with scholastic? What are some events you have to encourage reading?

        • Re: Book Fairs and promoting reading

          Susan love the idea.  I will pass this on to our Media Specialist.  We have Scholastic Book Fair at our school.  We are a small Title I school and our Barnes and Noble is about 25 minutes away.  This could work against us.

          Teaching Kindergarten gives me the opportuity to teach children to love reading.  We enjoy so many good books together.  And now at this time of the year they are reading on their own.  Scholastic invites the teachers to a half off sale in the spring.  I often go.  My classroom collections continues to grow.