Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Pretty Proud of Myself

It's so hard for me to find things to post about during the summer. I can write about ideas I'm finding-because believe me Pinterest and I have become very well-acquainted! One drawback to looping is that you have to start all over from scratch-you can't use any books/lessons that you have done before. So I am going to do what I see others doing and post about my own reading list for this summer.

I am one of those people who loved reading as a kid. But as I got older and started reading a lot for my job, reading just wasn't fun for me anymore. I have a movie attention-span--I want to find out what happens! I would buy books and start books, but rarely finished them. It's funny, people at work think I'm a literate person because I'm always the one trying to start a book club--but I do that because I know that will make me read! Last summer I read the Book Whisperer and was inspired--I promised myself I'd read at least 5 books last summer-and I accomplished that. This summer I doubled it and I'm well on my way.

Along with the educational resources:


For fun I have also read:

I LOVED this book! I usually don't like when it goes back and forth between past and present, but it was really easy to keep up with which reality was which. I will never look at a bouquet of flowers the same way again!

It started out really good, I had high expectations. A little bit dark, but I like dark. However, the main character just got on my nerves too much. :) But it's very well-written.

Next up:

and then,

After drilling it into my students to read this summer--I can't wait to share with them the number of books I read this summer!


  1. Thanks for sharing! Fran at Kindergarten Crayons mentioned that Pirate book last week. We will have to check out the first book you mentioned, Catching Readers Before They Fall. Wow! Looping!!! Never tried but makes sense; everything has to be new; what a journey. One of us wanted so badly to try K-2 multi-age class but didn't happen. Check out our blog, just posted about book study-running record info there.

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  2. I've heard a lot about Teach Like a Pirate! I'm loving all that I've read so far on other blogs. I may have to pick it up for my vacation!

    Teaching with Grace

  3. Good for you-keep reading! Your kiddos will be so glad that you were able to "practice what you preach!"

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  4. I used to start books and then put them down. I'm more selective now. It takes me a while to find a book I want to read, but I usually love it. I put everything I love into and let it make recommendations. I also see what other people I admire are reading on goodreads. Finally, I make good friends with local librarians and let them do what they do best. I love that you and I are reading together this summer!

    First in Maine