We Love Books!
At Milldown, we strive to foster a love of reading both in school and at home. To help us, we are asking YOU, as parents, to get involved and come into school to be one of our Mystery Readers!
What is a Mystery Reader?
The aim of mystery reader is to show children that adults love reading too. We invite parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a ‘Mystery Reader' each week! Children LOVE having their family, friends and relatives visit their class to share in their learning by reading a favourite story aloud to their class.
Mystery Readers can come any day of the week from 2:55pm. However, if a Mystery Reader needs a different time to suit their schedule, we will be glad to accommodate if we can! Once you’ve signed up for a date to come and 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, we will gladly supply one for you.
Reading is highly valued in our classrooms and inviting parents into our community of readers strengthens the home-school connection that is so important in helping the children grow as readers. If you or someone in your family would like to participate, please contact your child’s teacher to discuss this further and arrange a date to come in.
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!