As an eager teacher who loves books I have signed on again as the Scholastic Rep for my school. I think this program is brilliant and it offers affordable books, and other items for children and their families. However, don't be fooled, there is a lot of work that goes into running this program. First you get a stack of flyers that have to be separated by age groupings and handed out to each student, then you have to post the due date and prepare an envelope for each classroom. When the due date comes around you can spend hours imputting the orders via telephone or online. You calculate all the cheques and mail them off. Then of course, two days after you have already sent the order someone comes and asks you to please please please put in their order. They try to give you cash, which means you have to either say "heck no, give me the check" or you take the money, spend it on gas and have to write a check on their behalf. Then finally the order comes in, it takes about 3 to 4 days. You have to go through each order and ensure all the books are in. You distribute them through the school and just as your finishing up the next batch of flyes has arrived and so it begins again!!!
Oh and PS- I spend a fortune on books each month
Some of my Scholastic Picks this Order.. Flat Stanley, Geronimo Stilton, and Captain Underpants