The Book Fair is coming next month. Sales will begin on Monday, October 22, 2012 after school and continue throughout the week. Students will get a sneak peak at some of the books and the authors who wrote the book during the week before the sale. As always the fair will be open all evening during Parent-Teacher conferences.
An added feature this year will be our online book fair. The online book fair will be available from Wednesday, October 17, 2012 until Tuesday, November 6, 2012. All proceeds from the online book fair will be credited to our school. Orders made online will be shipped free of charge to the school. The address for the online store is: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/hayspringselementaryschool or click below.
The Elementary classes are learning about safety and security when working with computers and online. Over the year we will also look at topics relating to evaluation of websites, cyberbulling, rights and responsibilities in a digital world. We are using materials from Common Sense Media. (http://www.commonsensemedia.org) This is just a portion of the material on their website. The websites has information about a variety of media. Take a look at the site, there is much more for parents.
The turnout for this year’s book fair was the best year that Mrs. Matthews has ever had. Around 100 books were sold and brought in a total of about $800. Mrs. Matthews said that she saw more middle school and high school students participate in this year’s book fair than she has in the past years. For anyone looking for more great books, Mrs. Matthews recommends they go online to http://scholastic.com/schoolbookfairs. This website provides a variety of books for everyone, from preschool to adults. Books can be searched by age, grade, price, or topic. Any orders can be shipped to the school until November 11, and the shipping is free. This is a great website for anyone who might be looking for books for Christmas. Mrs. Matthews said, “It was a very good year; I was very pleased.”
Reading is the key. This year’s book fair will be October 24-31. The book fair will take place in the library and be open after school. The program is for grades K-8 but high schoolers are welcome. The books will come from the Scholastics Book Club and will range from four dollars and up. Mrs. Matthews will be sending out brochures to the elementary and middle school grades shortly before the book fair. There will be a variety of books at the fair and at least 100 different titles. The main goal of the book fair is to help introduce kids to an assortment of books and help get them interested in reading. The system is also very helpful if anyone would like to stock up on books over the year.
Mrs. Matthews said, “It’s good because we don’t have access to books without going out of town or on line.”