I take class room subscriptions to Ranger Rick and what's now called Ranger Rick, Jr.
And my daughter used to love NG Kids - and we just never stopped that subscription, so I take those to school, too.
And then what happens? I have a ton of magazines! I put out about 5 years worth of each for the month in my class library - ie, for March, I'll put out 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010. And what do I do with those poor older magazines?
For some reason, this makes my kids feel like they have hit pay dirt!
So I put a whole bunch of magazines out - draw sticks - and let them pick a magazine. Once I put their name on it, it's theirs.
I like to do this right before spring break. I have great hopes that they take their magazine home and read it. And read it again. And read it to mom or dad. And read it to their siblings. Yes, indeedy - I've got High Hopes!