Scholastic 50 books for $50

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  1. DrivingPigeon

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    Did anyone else receive this email today? The code won't work for me. Is anyone else having trouble?
     
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    The code didn't work for me either. I sent an email to their customer support about it... I'll let you know if I hear anything. Kind of disappointing. I want that 5-6 grade pack :(
     
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    The code is working now :)
     
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    YAY, thanks! I ordered the 3-4 pack. I need more books for my higher kiddos. ;)
     
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    Would anyone care to share the code? My scholastic email still goes to my old schools email address that I can't access. Thanks!
     
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    The code I got was WJS
     
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    Is there are particular link that works? I'm changing grade levels and subjects this year and am looking to replace some books.
     
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    Hmm do you have to have them send to your school? I'm in the process of switching jobs.
     
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    They won't mail packages to residential addresses. Sorry.
     
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    Hmmm this seems really cool, but I'm afraid I will get stuck with too many kinder level books instead of second grade.
     
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    Last year I wasn't sure what to expect, so I ordered the K-2 package, and the 3-4 package. Some books were very kinder-focused (maybe 10). I still thought it was a good deal, though. The 3-4 package had some pretty good 2nd grade chapter books.
     
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    I actually have been to all of the thrift stores where I live and found a sale for five cents a book. I bought 72 books. I scoured craigslist and bought 30 for 30. This sounds like a great deal, so I might just go for it. Just hoping I don't get doubles of what I already bought.

    Thanks for the info!
     
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    From my experience with Scholastic, their years always seem to be off by 1. So if you have a completely typical third grader, they should probably be reading the books Scholastic has earmarked for fourth grade. If you teach second, I'd probably go for the 3-4 bundle if you expect your kids to be primarily at grade level, and the K-2 bundle if you expect them to be primarily below.
     
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    I would agree with this!
     
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    I just got my gr 5-6 pack, and it's definitely a better fit for grades 3-4. I'd say about 10 books are typical for grades 5-6, about 35 would be grades 3-4, and 5 would be best for 1 or 2. So if anyone is still planning on ordering, take that info however you need to take it :)
     
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    I ordered the 3-4 pack, because I have some pretty high 2nd graders this year. There were a lot of Calendar and A to Z Mystery, Junie B. Jones, Magic School Bus chapter books, Magic Tree House, Horrible Harry, etc. I would say they were probably too low for your typical 4th grader. I already had about half of the books, so I'll give the doubles away as birthday books.
     
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    Does anyone know how long this is good for? And which package would you recommend for 3rd grade?
     
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    I know it ended in August (it may already be over... but I vaguely remember the 29th?). As for which pack to get, it probably depends on who you'd want to get books for. If you'd like to get mostly for your high-flyers and on grade level kids, I'd get the 5-6 pack. If you want to get something for your on grade level and below grade level kids, I'd do the 3-4 pack.
     
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    I think the 3-4 pack would be good for beginning 3rd graders. I'm guess that most of the books fall between levels J and Q.
     

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