October will be the start of our Mystery Guest Reading Program this year! Attached to the first class newsletter of October, you will find a sign-up sheet for October Mystery Readers!
What is a Mystery Reader?
Mystery Readers are special guests who come to our classroom to read a story to students.
Who are Mystery Readers?
Mystery Readers can be parents, grandparents, other relatives, or special friends of my students.
When do Mystery Readers come?
The mystery reader is scheduled to visit on Fridays throughout the month. However, if a Mystery Reader needs a different time to suit their schedule, I'll be glad to accommodate if I can!
Why use the Mystery Reader program?
Students love to see their parents, grandparents, and special friends get involved in our classroom. The Mystery Reader program allows any one who wants to become involved because it requires little time, but the memories will last forever for the surprised students!
How does the Mystery Reader program work?
Once you've signed up for a date to come read to our class, you can start thinking of a book you would like to bring to read. If you don't have a book, I will be glad to get one for you. I will ask you to write five clues about yourself. After the clues, students try to guess the reader, but the Mystery Reader's identity will remain a secret until they arrive. Reading is highly valued in my classroom, and inviting parents into our community of readers strengthens the home-school connection that is so important in helping students grow as readers.
If you or someone in your family would like to participate, please fill out the form attached to the newsletter. Please place this form in an envelope and send it to school with your child! Your child will be SO excited that you or someone in your family participated, but remember to keep it "top secret" until your big day arrives!