As I launch each new strategy at the Critter Cafe, I am using Babbling Abby's Mystery Box idea to spice up the lessons!
The kids absolutely LOVE it and I definitely suggest using this adorable idea in your classroom too! It works great for any inferring lesson!
|I usually have the Mystery Critter Box sitting out at the reading table the morning of a new strategy! The kids are super-excited each time they see the box because they know a new critter is coming to work at the Critter Cafe!|
|This was an orange NIKE shoe box that I spray painted white and black!|
|Extra animal print fabric, left over from the chairs, made a nice flooring in the box!|
|Introducing Cross-Checking Cheetah on Day 1 of Cross Checking!|
|This was the launch of Metacognition: Making Predictions & Connections. |
The three Super Reader posters were our "clues" to what strategy and critter it was!