I love it when my former students drop by on Back-to-School night. They are quick to offer a hug, and it just warms my heart. And it's even nice to see the ones who gave you trouble, because you know they're someones else's headache now - bless their heart.
Now - I wanted to share a great App I found recently. It's called Storia, and it's put out by Scholastic. Books are downloaded to this App, and you can set up a list of books for each child in your class to read. I plan to use it during "Read to Self" time, and students will take turn using the iPad. You can assign books to student's bookshelves that match their reading level.
After the students have read, a report is available to the teacher about how many minutes the child read, and if they used the included dictionary.
I think my students will love this App!