Scholastic Business School teaches your students about the world of work in the safe environment of their school and provides them with a chance to lead.
With tips, timelines and a comprehensive online toolkit, our free resources will give your students the confidence and independence to run your Book Fair as a class or whole school project.
We want Scholastic Business School to be simple and rewarding for you, fun and educational for your students and beneficial for your Book Fair. Here are a few tips to get you started.
1. Arrange your Book Fair
Call us to secure your Book Fair dates and for guidance on how to get the most from Scholastic Business School. We recommend starting six weeks before your Book Fair arrives, but you can choose timings to suit the needs of your school.
2. Start Planning
Download your essential guide to Scholastic Business School. Read about the benefits it offers and follow the timeline and checklists for advice on what you and your volunteers can do before, during and after your Book Fair.
3. Find all the resources you need
Browse our resources for ideas and free downloads to help you and your volunteers get started.
4. Enter the Business School of the Year Award to win $500 worth of children’s books. Download the flyer for more information.
You’ll find everything you need to run Scholastic Business School in our comprehensive resources toolkit. Download the resources in one handy Word document, or scroll through the before, during and after your Book Fair sections below for individual resources.
BEFORE YOUR FAIR
Download the Business School Planner, your essential guide to Scholastic Business School.
Download the following Scholastic Business School resources in one handy Word document.
Review the individual job profiles to see how your volunteer can get involved:
Advertise the jobs
Build excitement and advertise for volunteers with these posters/handouts:
Ask your students to apply for the jobs that appeal to them using the following resources:
Let parents know about your plans. Use a staffing roster to let your volunteers know when they are needed at the Book Fair. Create badges for your Book Fair volunteers using this template.
DURING YOUR FAIR
Use this roster to arrange class browsing sessions, led by your volunteers.
Take note of your book sales with this simple record sheet.
Use this sheet to take orders for books that may not be in stock at the Book Fair.
AFTER YOUR FAIR
Count and verify your Book Fair takings with a cashing up sheet.
Find out what your volunteers thought of Scholastic Business School, what they learned and what they’d improve upon with a volunteer evaluation survey.
Award a certificate to every member of your volunteer team once the Book Fair is over.
Tell parents about your Business School success with a thank you letter.
Enter the Business School of the Year Award for your chance to win $500 worth of children’s books.