This is a newer example of what the order forms look like.
As the Scholastic corporation grew smarter and tried to break into different mediums that could be potentially educational (and therefore profiting), they began to include PC games on the last page of the order forms. I remember seeing mostly boring looking games that were clearly designed for education purposes. The first game I ever wanted to order was Lemings Paintball. The picture on the box just looked too badass to be educational.
What elementary school boy wouldn't think this looks interesting?
For reasons I cannot remember, my dream of finding out what the hell Lemings Paintball was actually about never came to fruition. But a different mystery was soon to be solved.
I clearly remember one Friday afternoon at the end of the school day we had the Scholastic order forms passed out. I was always excited to see what computer games they offered but never directly turned to the last page. Instead I sped my way through the entire form making sure that all of the books were a waste of time (they were). Then on the last page I noticed there was a weird looking box for a game that was rated T for teen. I thought, "Holy shit, what the hell could this be?" Those were probably not my exact words, but either way, it looked far more interesting than even Lemings Paintball.
This picture probably made many kids wonder what the game could possibly be about.
I concluded that Starcraft must be similar to Warcraft (to which I had the first two and the second one's expansion) based on the fact that craft was the last part of the title. I know, I was a brilliant child. But more importantly than sounding like Warcraft, it looked strange and was rated teen. I decided it must be ordered. I figured I could fool the education system by ordering a game that I was pretty sure could not make me smarter and had a rating that was meant to keep kids my age from playing it.
I got my mom to order it for me that weekend. She was probably thinking it was a good idea to get it for me because it was out of the Scholastic order form. Well it turns out it was a fantastic idea to get it, but unfortunately I'm pretty sure the game actually did make me smarter. Damn you Scholastic.