I just introduced Listen to Reading today, and here is how it looks:
I got the idea from Mrs. McDavid's class website. If you click the link and scroll down to listening center, you can see where it came from.
I purchased the shower caddies at Hobby Lobby for under $2 each. Inside of each caddy is the book, headphones and an iPod Shuffle with that book loaded on it. I like the Shuffles for kindergarten because they are mostly indestructible. The only downfall is that it is difficult to pick a specific track when there are multiple tracks on it. So, to fix that, I just have one track on each shuffle. My kiddos really enjoyed this today!
By the way, I did not record myself reading these books. I just loaded the CDs that come with scholastic books when you order them in the package.
As a side note, if you are someone who expressed interest in using Skype with my class, don't worry I haven't counted you out. I just haven't gotten to the emailing part yet because I'm not sure how I want it to look exactly. You should be hearing from me in the next week or so!