A 2016 report by Scholastic found that 56% of teachers purchased books for their classrooms out of their own pocket. They also found that the average elementary school classroom contains 362 books.
I'll give you a moment to consider the cost of this.
Pretty significant, isn't it?! Chances are, at least half of the people reading this blog are purchasing books for their classrooms, so I want to share some tips for finding good-quality books without breaking the bank.
If you have any local weekend flea markets, I'd highly recommend checking these out for books. If you really get lucky you can walk away with an entire box of books for only a couple of dollars!
I'm sure there are other great options out there and would love to hear where you've scored kids' books at great prices. Leave me a comment at the end of this post!
Ready to get your classroom library organized? You might be interested in my colorful Classroom Library Organization resource!
You'll find more great classroom hacks and money-saving tips on this Pinterest board:
Thank you to Educlips for the book clip art used in the headings.