Thursday, June 14

Summer Reading

I am taking a cue from Audrey, The Sweet Life of Third Grade, and compiling a summer reading list. I might have to join some of the book studies online, but I am excited to start reading!

The Book Whisperer
I have heard wonderful things about this book! I picked it up last year but it was at the end of the sumer and I get super busy with the beginning of the year errands and tasks.

The Daily 5 and Cafe Book
I read the Daily 5 last summer and fell in love! I want to do a quick read of that then pick up Cafe. I have already used parts of the Daily 5 in my class this year, but would really like to use more of it in the coming year.

Words Their Way
My district wants us to use WTW so I think it would be a great idea to read up on it!! I went to a workshop last fall, but I'll do a quick read as a refresher. I have also Pinned a bunch of WTW ideas, so I am super excited for word work this year!!

Math Work Stations
When I first started teaching 3rd grade, almost 8 years ago, my mentor gave me Literacy Work Stations and I found it really helpful and full of great ideas. Ideas I thought I could actually do and use!! Now that Debbie Diller wrote Math Work Stations, I am really excited to start creating and organizing.

Guided Math
Audrey is going to read this book. I hadn't heard of it but all of the reviews I've read say it's excellent. I am going to a couple of math workshops at the the end of the summer so I think I will save these last two until August.

I am also looking for a good book on morning meetings. Does anyone have one they love? A few of my friends have recommended these books...

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  1. Awesome choices! I read Daily 5, CAFE, and The Book Whisperer last summer and they changed my life!!! I flipped my entire way of teaching based on those books:)

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Tara, I agree that The Daily 5 changed the way I thought about teaching. That is also precisely why I want to read Cafe and The Book Whisperer! I am glad I keep hearing wonderful things about those books!! Thank you!

  2. Great book choices. Love them all. I am going to spend some time revisiting Daily 5 and Cafe this summer. Always good for second, third, and fourth look. Hehe! Thanks for linking up on my More Teaching Blogs page.

    The Teaching Thief

  3. Great book choices! I esp. like your ELA choices. My staff is doing book studies on Guided Math and Math Work Stations next school year, so I'll be interested to see what you think of them!

    Lifelong Learning