Each day the kids spend a few minutes participating in Read to Self. This activity, which we sometimes also call book box time, is exactly what it sounds like. The kids read by themselves. While kids do need reading instruction and to participate in literacy activities, it is so important that kids spend time each day actually reading. At this point in kindergarten, the kids are looking at the pictures and thinking about the story and a few children are reading words as well. The kids choose books from the class library to keep in their book box for this time. We will gradually add alphabet charts, sight word lists, and books from our small group instruction to our book boxes as well. For now, read to self is just about enjoying books and building focus and stamina.