Mystery Reader

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What is a Mystery Reader?

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 Paris Elementary


We're in search of a ........Mystery Reader!


I would like to invite any parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other special people to surprise your child by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. Students LOVE having their family, friends, and relatives visit our classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class. Mystery Reader Day is on Friday at 11:40 (before lunch) each week. Readers can bring a favorite book from home or I will be more than happy to supply an appropriate story.


In addition, be prepared to answer a few questions by the class about how you use reading in the workplace or at home. This will be another opportunity for the children to learn about the importance of reading!


Please sign up to be a Mystery Reader! There are many open dates to choose from throughout the year. If you cannot make it on any of the scheduled dates, we can set up a different time and day that will work for both of us!


You can either email your preferred dates or send your request in a “top secret” envelope to school with your child. I will get back to you as soon as I can to confirm your official Mystery Reader date.


Remember, you are a mystery to the class, so try not to tell your child when you will be coming!


Please see me, email me or drop me a “secret” note if you have any further questions. We can’t wait to meet our Mystery Readers!


Please email five clues for me 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!

lwindham@greenville.k12.sc.us


You will check in at the office a few minutes prior to your time, ask them to call to let me know you are there so I can start giving the kids the mystery clues prior to your arrival. Please wait outside the door till I open it for you.


Click the link below to sign up!