I'm joining up with the clutter free classroom for her linky party on summer reading.
When I was a kid I was the one you would see running into a pole because I was reading while walking. I still love to read. However, books kind of take a back seat during the school year.
I use the summer as an opportunity to read as much as I can both professional teaching books, and just for fun reading.
These are the books I read last summer that I found helpful, or inspiring in some way.
See me after class offered practical advice and was a very quick read. The cornerstone was incredibly helpful in setting up classroom routines and procedures, and the book whisper changed my life. It validated everything I had always know about teaching reading as well as gave me some new and innovative ideas for inspiring a love of reading in my students.
This summer I want to read
I'm going to join the upper elementary book club over at We Read, We Blog, We Teach for the daily five and cafe. I have wanted to implement this system since my student teaching when my mentor teacher used it. However my attempts at the style have proven unsuccessful so far. I can't wait to dive into it with other teachers and be able to implement it fully into my classroom next year.
As for summer fun reading I love memoirs. Something about reading about others struggles and how they overcame them inspire me. I just finished
It's the story of Carolyn Jessop a woman born into the polygamist FLDS church in colorado city. It details her life being married to a high ranking member of the church as well as her eventual escape with her 8 children.
I have no idea what I'm going to read next, I'm probably going to download a bunch of samples on my kindle and choose that way!