After I set a 2013 reading goal for myself, I wanted to share it with my students. I hope that sharing my reading goals will encourage my students to set their own goals and to read more.
Around the same time I contemplated displaying my reading goal, I was inspired by this post from the Book Bug in which she shared a book goal chart she created for her media center. I created a grid in Microsoft Word, added the numbers from 1 through 120, and then enlarged it using our poster maker. I created a title in Print Shop and added it to the top, announcing my goal to students and staff. Each time I finish a book, I print a small picture of the book cover and add it to the poster.
The display has generated a good bit of attention so far. A group of incredulous third graders recently asked, "You like Lunch Lady too?!"