Friday, June 5, 2015

Summer Reading

Even though I have 9.5  (+4 PD) days left until 'summer', I'm already thinking (and reading!) books for next year!

(End of June seems to be really productive for me school-wise-maybe because I have it fresh in my mind what I want to fix and the possibilities are endless?)

On that note, I'm linking up with Adventures of Room 129 for her summer reading linky!
Now, you can bet that I'll be downing the romance novels like candy. :)

So I thought I would focus on my professional reading instead!

First up is Learn Like a Pirate. The Primary Gal has a book study on this that I'm doing-I love reading different perspectives!
It was a nice, easy read, with some very interesting ideas about doing a student-led classroom. I enjoyed it (and took lots of notes!). I'll definitely be trying to incorporate some of the strategies next year!

I'll also be trying out Academic Conversations on for size!
I'm very interested in having more classroom discussions-and more thoughtful ones at that! I'm hoping this will be a good starting point!

I'll also be doing a reread of Guided Math, which I read for the first time 3 summers ago-and have a series of blog posts because it was a book study with Primary Inspired!
I'm not happy with the way my math block is running (and part of that was learning a new program this year), and don't feel like I'm reaching all the needs of my students.

I'm hoping to do an overhaul for next year, and I think rereading this will help me refocus on what I want to accomplish!

I'm sure that they'll be more books in there-after all, I'm a voracious reader (and wonder why some authors can't write faster so I can have new books! ;)-but those are the three I'm hoping to spend the most time with this summer!

What are you reading?

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. I have so many books that I want to reread, plus there are so many good book studies going on. I brought home my copies of Daily 5, Teach Like a Pirate, Guided Math, and Book Whisperer to reread (mainly to review my notes). I also want to read Learn Like a Pirate, and The Reading Strategies book. It's the $41 price tag that is deterring me at the moment...

  2. Thank you for linking up with me!!! I LOVE the Guided Math book!! Laney Sammons is amazing - and SUPER nice! Definitely check out some of her other books too!! Hope you have an amazing summer!!

  3. I just ordered Guided Math this morning. I finished reading Guided Math in Action yesterday and felt like I needed more. I've never experimented with guided math so I need to do some major reading first.

  4. I've never heard of "Learn Like a Pirate". Love that title. I'll have to check that out.


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