I laminated the sheet so that I can use a wet or dry erase marker on the surface of the poster and use it over and over again. Usually I talk about a novel that I'm in the middle of or something that's on my bookshelf. I like that this poster can spark conversations with students and get them excited about reading. It's also nice because as a teacher of 500 it's hard to make those personal connections with kids. This allows them to see me as more than just their music teacher, but a person with an outside life. So often I think that it's hard to make those connections "outside" of the classroom and it's those extra connections that mean so much!
So, my poster needed revamping. As I said, I made it as one of the first room decorations and, well, it was a little sad. Not only was the design a little boring, but the poster had been used over and over for a few years. It needed a little love. So, I took some little graphics and a fun border and BAM! Update!