The new Scholastic book order forms will be coming home soon and the teachers have some wishes. As you probably know by now, excellent children's literature is the cornerstone of Opal School curriculum. It is a challenge to maintain a library that can keep up with the demand for good books. Whether they are being used as inspiration for student writing, as provocation for thinking about a big idea across the academic disciplines, or as reading material for student choice, books are the most important tool Opal teachers have!
Scholastic bindings don't last forever, but they are incredibly helpful until they are loved beyond repair. And there are some gems tucked in amongst the other filler in the flier. Your purchases provide many books to our library for free.
On each classroom blog page, you'll find a wish list of titles that class would love to have. It is our hope that we can begin a tradition of giving to classroom libraries. You can always find a link to the Amazon wish list on this blog page-- scroll down the the bottom of the right hand sidebar. And teachers will be posting their wishes from Scholastic with each set of fliers that come home.
After you've received your order, your child can bring the gift book to class and present it to his/her teacher and classmates. A special sticker of recognition will be placed in the book, honoring your generosity and connecting your child to that book for every child that reads it in the weeks and months and years to come.