Twice a year, I take a pilgrimage to Nashville, TN to volunteer and shop at the Scholastic Warehouse Sale. These are mega-sales that take place all over the nation. You can check out the closest sale to you and grab $25 off $100 coupon here.
In most of the Warehouse Sales, there is also a “Build a Box” section in which you pay $25 for all the books you in put in a box (normally 50ish books). Usually these areas are hit-or-miss. They are best for adding quantity to your classroom library (great for teachers just starting in a new grade). In past sales, I’ve been very successfully at the build-a-box section, but this weekend was not my time.
To keep myself from being very overwhelmed, I always go in with a goal in mind. Being new to 1st grade this year, my goal for this year’s sale was getting beginning readers for my F-H readers.
My secondary goal was adding some book-sets to my library. Without a book room/cabinet (we use a basal) in my new school, I really miss using real literature in guided reading. “The Cat Sat” can only hold my interest for so long. 😉 I picked up 5 sets of books (6 copies of each book) to add to my collection – Guided Reading Levels F – I. These books totaled $60 (30 books/$4 book, $120 – 50% discount = $60)
Have you ever been to a Scholastic Warehouse sale?!? They really are the most amazing places! If you ever have a chance to visit, DO IT!
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