I am a BIG proponent of having guest readers in our classroom for several reasons. First of all, it's one way to bridge the gap between home and school. Parents, grandparents, and even older siblings were always welcomed to be a guest reader and their student was always OVER THE MOON when they had a family member show up in the classroom to read. This is a great program for all elementary grades, from preschool through fifth!
I wanted to share this simple and inexpensive idea with you! I made these "we're ready" light buttons to use next year! (Even though I haven't finished packing my classroom! ) I plan to use them to hold all students in each group accountable for getting ready to learn! I'll use them to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions. #teachers #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherspayteache...