One of the rituals and routines that we establish early in the kindergarten year is working with partners. In reading we ask that students sit knee-to-knee and shoulder-to-shoulder with the book in between. The partners have to work out a way to decide who gets to choose the book first and who gets to read first. Sometimes they choral read together and sometimes they take turns, each reading a page or one child reads an entire book and then the other. The decision is theirs. We are so proud of how well our children have learned to read with their partners!