I can’t remember which library magazine I got this from (sorry, I can’t give you credit!), but I so totally stole this idea. I create a flyer using Canva to design and Pixabay for my image. I personalized one for every teacher and staff member at my school (thankfully we have a relatively small staff) and printed them in color. I then laminated them so that they could use dry erase markers to write what they are reading and wipe them off when they need to update their selections. I put the finished flyers in their mailboxes and sent out the following email:
I’ve placed a currently reading flyer in everyone’s boxes (see sample attached). If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know and I’ll make you one!
What I hope is that you’ll display this in/outside your classrooms and write on it using dry erase marker (so you can change it out frequently) with what you are reading. This can be books, newspapers, magazines, blogs, …whatever! This is so students can see that teachers are reading, too, and hopefully start a dialog around what you are reading.
You can find dry erase markers in the attendance office – I recommend the “fat ones” which only require a Kleenex or paper towel to remove and not the vis-à-vis ones as those require water to wipe off!)
Thanks for your help in promoting literacy here at WSHS!
We will see who takes me up on the challenge and if it starts any dialogs!