Summer Reads

I’m linking up over at Mrs. Stanford’s Good Reads Linky.  I have a few books I’d like to get read in the next couple months.  I haven’t had much time to read lately (I just started The Hunger Games about two weeks ago) so I’d like to get some done.  I only officially have off the month of July and I’m super busy with the non-profit work I do during all of the summer months, but it’s still less busy than the school year!  I’d love to hear what some of you plan on reading as well.

Indiana has begun transitioning to the Common Core standards.  I have a pretty good grasp on things and have read all of the information that’s been available from our state.  At the same time, I don’t think you can be too prepared.  While I’m not jumping on the bandwagon with many of the CCSS items that are being released out there, I trust Heinemann and Lucy Calkins and so I’m willing to bet that this is a quality read.

I haven’t yet read anything by Debbie Diller but I’ve really wanted to.  I’ve heard great things about her centers/small groups books.  Because I LOVE Daily 5, I think I’ll start with this book of hers.
I have a few more books that I’d like to read.  There’s been a couple recommended by some of my teachers and there’s one for work I need to read.  We’ll see how much I actually get done! :) 
What are your reading plans for this summer?  Or, are you going on an awesome adventure instead?


  1. says

    I have seen that common core book pop up on quite a few blogs as of late. Since we are making the big "core" push at our little school out here in Cali . . . I better add this one to the list too! But first I gotta check out, "Finnish Lessons." It is all about the educational turn around in Finland. I saw a PBS documentary on this and can't wait to read all about it. Merry almost summer.

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

  2. says

    Diller's books are wonderful!! They are easy quick reads because there are so many good ideas that you just can't put them down. That's my opinion anyway:)

  3. says

    Thanks for linking up!! You'll love Debbie Diller. I read two of hers late summer/early school year and I couldn't wait to renovate my classroom :)

    Happy reading!
    Jessica Stanford

  4. says

    I love Debbie Diller's Math Work Stations book. It really helped me structure my math block to free up time to work successfully with small math groups. I've seen that Common Core book pop up on other blogs too. I will definitely need to check that one out this summer. Enjoy your last days before summer break! :)

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