What is a Mystery Reader?
Mystery Readers are special guests who come to our classroom to
read a story to students. Mystery Readers can be parents,
grandparents, older siblings, or other relatives. Occasionally
mystery readers may be staff members from Woodland Elementary.
When do Mystery Readers come? Mystery Readers
come to our classroom on Fridays at 12:35. However, if a Mystery
Reader needs a different time to suit their schedule, we'll be
glad to accommodate!
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
Where do I go to sign up to be a Mystery Reader?
The Mystery Reader program will not begin until October. I will
have a Mystery Reader sign-up sheet in the room at Open House on
August 28th and Curriculum Night on September . I will also send
a reminder home, or you can let me know through email that you
would like to be involved in this program. Your child will be SO
excited that you participated, but remember to keep it "top
secret" until your big day arrives!
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 have one
for you. The week prior to your visit, I will send you a
reminder, along with a request for five clues to read to the
students the day of your visit. There should be 5 clues that
start general and become more specific. By the fifth clue, your
child should be able to guess that you are the special mystery
reader for the day!
Dates for Mystery Readers for 2012-2013
**Dates in Red are reserved. THANK
Families, Please contact me if you or a family
member is interested in being a Mystery Reader and did not get a
chance to sign up at Open House or Curriculum Night. We will
begin Mystery Readers on a Fridays throughout the year starting
in October. Click on the young detective above for a formal
Mystery Reader Invite you can print out! Let's fill up the
Mystery Reader Calendar! Thank you to
Beth Newingham and
Madden for this great ideas and copy of the invitation!