By keeping a music box at your guided reading table, you can manage the children who are working at literacy centers when you are working with a small group without having to interupt the reading going on. If it gets too loud, turn the music box on until it's quiet again. If the music box was not used during the day, one letter of "Super Centers" gets colored in. When all of the letters have been colored, the children will receive a reward (extra recess, movie, new classroom book, etc.)
If there is music in the box at the end of the week, the children will receive a special "treat" inside the music box!