Photo by mentatdgt on Pexels.com A couple of years ago, when I first started reading a lot again, and reading more purposefully, I felt daunted by the prospect of finding books outside of what I normally read. I'd walk into the library, excited by all of the potential in the stacks filled with books, but… Continue reading How Do I Find Books Worth Reading?
Photo by VisionPic .net on Pexels.com I'm sneaking in under the wire, getting this done on the 15th instead of before - happy #backtoschool to me! Back to school season is always crazy and lasts far longer than non-teachers realize. I don't know if this year is harder per se, but it is certainly a… Continue reading September 2020: Recent Reads
After a not-so-awesome reading month in July, I read more books this month than any other so far this year! It certainly helped that for five of those days, I was in bed recovering from oral surgery and was not allowed to talk. Reading is a great way to avoid the pain when it's hard… Continue reading August 2020: Recent Reads
I love my apartment. More accurately, I love being in my apartment. I especially love waking up in the morning and seeing the sun stream through the window. It's particularly wonderful between about 7:30 and 9:00 in the morning. Normally, I only get that view on Saturdays, since school hours don't let me stay home… Continue reading A Remedy for Stay-at-Home Fatigue
Want to skip straight to the read-aloud suggestions ? Click here Today on Instagram, I reposted a quote from Mem Fox that a friend posted: When I say to a parent, "read to a child," I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. Mem Fox Reading aloud is… Continue reading Read-aloud Ideas
Note: If you are starting the year virtually, this may not be the time to think of overhauling your physical classroom library. Bookmark this post so you can return to it at a later date. It will still be here! If you're like me, figuring out a simple, sustainable way to organize your classroom library… Continue reading Classroom Library: Organization
Photo by bongkarn thanyakij on Pexels.com Last year, toward the end of the school year, my co-teacher recommended a book to me for summer reading. I've worked with her long enough to know that her suggestions are good and worth considering 99% of the time. And that other 1% just needs a tweak to be… Continue reading The Best Teacher Book I’ve Ever Read