Today, we had a mystery reader in my class. I love this programme! Several times each year, I send a letter home inviting family members to come in a read a favourite book to the class. I don't tell the students who is coming and usually, the family member doesn't tell them, either, so it's a complete surprise. The kids adore it. I have to say, it's a treat for me, too. It often lets me see the children in a new way, through the eyes of a family member. I always allow the person to bring in a favourite book to read and I love seeing what different people choose. My students are very lucky and have some wonderful people who care about them so much. I also have to admit, it must go back to childhood but I LOVE having a book read to me, too, and sitting and listening to a grandma read, takes me right back to being five and cuddled in someone's lap and feeling so relaxed and safe. It's a truly lovely feeling.