Another Scholastic Book Clubs question - ProTeacher Community




Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      BusyBoard

Another Scholastic Book Clubs question

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Learn4Life146's Avatar
Learn4Life146 Learn4Life146 is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,978
Senior Member

Learn4Life146
 
Learn4Life146's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,978
Senior Member
Another Scholastic Book Clubs question
Old 08-10-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I feel like I'm the queen of Scholastic questions! I've asked so many lately.

How many book order flyers do you send home at one time? I usually get 4-5 catalogs a MONTH, and last year I sent them all home (stapled together). I had some pretty decent orders. I've been looking at Laura Candler's website at the Scholastic parent letter. I think it said she only sent home one so it would encourage parents to order up to the $200 amount. I'm not going to ask or encourage parents to order that much, so that's not an issue for how many I send home.

Just curious. Thanks!


Learn4Life146 is offline   Reply With Quote

kathy's Avatar
kathy kathy is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,174
Senior Member

kathy
 
kathy's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,174
Senior Member
One for me
Old 08-10-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

I send home Lucky, once a month. In the past years, very few have ordered. This year I am going to highly encourage online ordering.
kathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Deanie's Avatar
Deanie Deanie is offline
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 155
Full Member

Deanie
 
Deanie's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2006
Posts: 155
Full Member
More than 1
Old 08-10-2010, 06:30 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

I usually send two home at a time. Once in a while I may send 3, but it seems that I collect more orders. Might have just been my class last year, but I did have pretty decent orders - some students would order from only one catalog, but others would order from more than one.

I also do try and keep it to sending it home only once a month though - it can get crazy with the multiple catalogs!
Deanie is offline   Reply With Quote
kckrzy's Avatar
kckrzy kckrzy is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,491
Senior Member

kckrzy
 
kckrzy's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,491
Senior Member

Old 08-10-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

I send home the book and the software catalog each month. Once in awhile I might send 3, depends on if I feel the third one has something of interest to my students.
kckrzy is offline   Reply With Quote
kirbyjack's Avatar
kirbyjack kirbyjack is offline
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 218
Full Member

kirbyjack
 
kirbyjack's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 218
Full Member

Old 08-10-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

I send up to 5 together if they are good ones. Depending on the month and what books are being offered. I usually get pretty large orders by offering a large choice and offering online order. The last 2 years I've averaged around $150-$200 a month.


kirbyjack is offline   Reply With Quote
eppersone eppersone is offline
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 62
Junior Member

eppersone
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 62
Junior Member

Old 08-10-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

I send home usually 3 each month. I usually send the one for my grade level & sometimes one from the grade level below or above. I always send the holiday ones. This year, I will not be sending any "Click" orders. I never had any order from those. I only send them home once a month... 2-3 at a time.
eppersone is offline   Reply With Quote
OmahaTeacher's Avatar
OmahaTeacher OmahaTeacher is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,301
Senior Member

OmahaTeacher
 
OmahaTeacher's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,301
Senior Member

Old 08-10-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

I send home book orders once a month. I always send home the Arrow and Click! Some years I've had really good luck with the Click one, so I try it out a few times and see if I have any bites. I may throw in some specialty orders if there's any decent selections. My orders totally vary from year to year. Some years I have classes with huge orders and others I may have one in a month. Of course I always hope for the first!
OmahaTeacher is offline   Reply With Quote
TraddStLovely's Avatar
TraddStLovely TraddStLovely is offline
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,668
Senior Member

TraddStLovely
 
TraddStLovely's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,668
Senior Member
Book Order Forms
Old 08-11-2010, 03:17 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

I usually send home 3-4, but I only send them once a quarter. It saves me the extra work, and I actually seem to get better response from the parents.
TraddStLovely is offline   Reply With Quote
tchrrx's Avatar
tchrrx tchrrx is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,775
Senior Member

tchrrx
 
tchrrx's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,775
Senior Member

Old 08-11-2010, 04:21 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #9

Make sure parents know that they can write one large check to Scholastic, rather than writing one for Lucky, another for SeeSaw, etc. It may help encourage them to order from several different catalogs.
tchrrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Room205's Avatar
Room205 Room205 is offline
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,016
Senior Member

Room205
 
Room205's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 2,016
Senior Member
book orders
Old 08-11-2010, 05:12 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #10

I send home only one (Arrow) the first month. That is what Laura Candler's talking about with getting the big bonus points - they offer an incentive for the September order.

After that, I send home 1-3 orders every 6 weeks or so. It truly all depends on what is in the orders as to whether I send them.

Oh - online ordering is going to be highly encouraged this year - it is SO much easier, and literally no extra work on my part!


Room205 is offline   Reply With Quote
mgf91280's Avatar
mgf91280 mgf91280 is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,392
Senior Member

mgf91280
 
mgf91280's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,392
Senior Member

Old 08-11-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #11

Usually staple together Arrow, Lucky, and Firefly and send home each month. If there's a special edition that month (like Black History Month, Science and Math books, etc), I'll send that home as well. I am lucky to get any orders, so I send them all home to increase the odds.
mgf91280 is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
BusyBoard
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 10:11 PM.

Copyright © 2019 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net