The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori OH yes! This is soooo applicable especially to my experiences as a first grade teacher.
I thought this readbox idea was too cute. What a great way to connect reading to something kids are familiar with. Everywhere you go today, you see a redbox, so why not go to school and rent from a readbox. To perfect.