Reading buddies for the book center- students can read to their stuffed animal pal

Who doesn't love a reading buddy? I want to have a bucket like this in my Kindergarten reading center so that my students can have a reading buddy if they want one.

Mrs. Olson's Lucky Little Learners: Discipline Policy

Seems like this chart could work both ways---- Teacher could be in charge of it as she sees fit. Also, student could move his/her name pin to whichever category he's feeling. That could clue teacher into the internal dialogue of a particular student.