Twenty-four personalized totes cost just $30.00 from Oriental Trading.
Every child has a book buddy bag hanging in their cubby.
Inside each bag is a special book "buddy" -- a stuffed animal.
The children may bring out their book buddy to read with. There is no "play" with the book buddy. They are strictly a reading buddy.
The joy of one student as she greets her book buddy for the first time!
Oh, how this makes my teacher heart go pitter patter! Reading everywhere!
Here's a few tips for making your own:
- Find stuffed animals at thrift stores, resale shops and local book fairs. They wash up quite well!
- Better yet, ask parents to donate stuffed animals. (You could team up with a colleague and trade stuffed animals so your students do not get their own!)