Book Club addiction

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Do you have a book club addiction

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  1. thecottage

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    Jul 12, 2006

    Anyone else have an addiction to Scholastic or other book clubs?
     
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  3. Mable

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    I have an addiction to books. Books everywhere! I frequent used book sales, used book stores, book stores, garage sales, thrift stores you name it, I look for books there!
     
  4. hernandoreading

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    I cannot turn down a book....I'm terrible! Fortunately, I'm a fast reader. (I will not put a book in my classroom library until i have read it myself.)

    Love Scholastic!
     
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    Oh yes, and then for my daughters book orders too!! :)
     
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    I want to save enough points for a lap top- two of my colleagues have done this....
     
  7. Jame

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    Guilty!! Can't resist a good book, especially at a bargain price!

    I put all my bonus points into...you guessed it!! MORE BOOKS!! :D
     
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    I love the 95 cent book deals!! I also love going to thrift stores. You never know what you might find.
     
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    Guilty... I adore Scholastic and it hasn't been good for my budget since there is a Scholastic Warehouse here in my town. They have book sales twice a year. Oh well... there's nothing better than seeing my students get excited over a good book.
     
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    Lucky you!! There's not even a Scholastic Warehouse in my state, let alone my town!! ;)

    And yes! The 95 cent books...I love using my $10 in free book picks on those!! :)
     
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    Yes, I very much do! It's because they have really great quality items! :)
     
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    WOW! How many points is a laptop???? 1,000,000:confused: I saved for 3 years and didn't even have enough for a pencil sharpener or something small.
     
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    same here!!!:D
     
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    I don't know how many points a lap top is but both teachers took advantage of the 20X points flyers- ordered a couple of hundred dollars worth of books themselves plus what their kiddos ordered to help rack up the points.
     
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    I guess if there are a bunch of kiddos that order each month and you are wise with ordering the points can rack up. Maybe after 10 years? I doubt I'll ever get to that point because I purchased a bunch of listening center books last year with my bonus points. Shows I have a hard time saving.
     
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    I love ordering from Scholastic! I like to save my points and get literature circle sets with them. Also, I can never resist the 95 cents books. My kids get really excited when they see the order forms in their Monday Memo folders.
     
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    I'm definitely addicted to ordering from Scholastic. Even though I already have tons of books in my classroom and no where to put all those books, I still keep getting more.

    But I just really love buying books in general. For my personal reading, I'll buy books even if I have stacks of books at home that I haven't read yet.
     
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    Guilty! I have so many books from when I taught about six years ago. Now I'm headed back, probably second grade. And I know that I will start buying them again from Scholastic. I like their prices and yes, the bonus points too! ==>:rolleyes: I wonder if this girl will ever save up enough for a lap top? Prolly not.
     
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    Try Your City/County Library!

    The best deals I have found is through my county's library. They have secondhand sales where they have paperbacks for a quarter and hardbacks for fifty cents or one dollar. Then there are days where there are $5 bag days where you get a paper bag and fill it with as many books as possible without ripping the bag, and the half-price days are neat too. The book selection is often awesome but you have to take time to look. I really enjoy these sales, but they have become my addiction and I MADE myself NOT GO to the June sale. It was so hard not to, but I have to quit. Maybe we can have a Book Club Anonymous Support Group - BCASG!
     
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    I rec'd a gife certificate at the end of last year for Border's books, which I still had $15 left on, and this year I rec'd one for $100.00 from the after school program parents - it is only 7/15 and I have a total balance left on it of $22.00! I belong to Literary Guild and also frequent garage sales and now thrift stores, where I found the latest, believe it or not, James Patterson and Nicholas Sparks books for not even $1.00 each!

    Still not has bad as one of our retired teachers - she collected enough points from Scholastic to get a mini-fridge for the classroom last year!
     
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    Question do you make the bonus point books property of your classroom?
     
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    Right or wrong-:) -I keep them for myself. Many of the points I helped earn by buying (way more than I should!). Also, I feel that I have put a lot of work into the promoting and ordering of the books, plus a great deal of effort into providing a great classroom library for the kids. Many of the books have a very specific purpose in the units and projects that I have developed, and I would not want to have to start over if I moved. Guess that is just how I look at it. :)
     
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    I feel the same way, yet for the last 6 months (which is all I did book clubs for) I left the books as property of the classroom because that is what my co-teacher did before me who did the book clubs. Actually, I thought that was what was supposed to happen. Most of the points also come from what I buy---We did manage to get our class 3 new books each with the 15 point bonus books...
     
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    Maybe from now on, you will want to keep them. :) That was very nice of the teacher before you to leave them. Was she switching grade levels or did she just feel they belonged to the class? When I went from Kindergarten to 5th, I donated most of my library to the lower elementary classes, saving just some that I wanted to use to teach story elements or math concepts. :)

    I do also use some of my bonus points to purchase books for rewards. One of my Homeworkopoly reward cards is for a free Scholastic book. The students get to choose a $3.95 or less priced book. :)
     
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    Honestly, I've never even considered making them property of the classroom. I feel the same way as Jame said, I put in a lot of work to order them so they should be mine. As soon as I get the books, I put my last name on the inside back cover and they become property of me. But also, a lot of times, the bonus point books I get, I use as gifts and rewards to the students, since I already have so many books.
     
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    I admit I'm an addict. I've admitted it before, but for some reason the 12 step program doesn't work for me. Those that know me know I love to buy books. Either from garage sales, flea markets, Barnes & Noble, Scholastic, etc... I can't walk into a place with books and not buy at least 2. My really bad habit is buying from Scholastic even when the kids don't order. I also get a lot of the $1 or less books for my kids. I put them in a birthday book box that they get to choose from on their birthday. I also give every student a book for Christmas and the end of the year.
     
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    I love to order from Scholastic. I just started last school year. I worked in a fairly poor area so the parents never ordered much, but I ordered more than my share. My students were always so excited when the order came in and we went through the new books.

    I am glad I came across this thread, I forgot about my bonus points. Only 600+ but I can buy some books for my classroom which is exciting because I basically have nothing for third grade.

    Unfortunately I just tried to order and the site says it will be back in the fall? I'm so sad, I was hoping to have new books for the start of the year. Oh well....:(
     
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    On keeping the books for myself - it all depends on the books! Those I think my class can get use from year after year I will circulate in my classroom library.
     
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    Someone earlier was wondering how many points the laptop was. I found last year's "classroom bonus catalog" and according to it the laptop is 27,950 points.
     
  30. thecottage

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    umm, well.........guess I better start hitting up dh for a laptop!
     

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