Saturday, January 5, 2013

Books I Want to Read

I love reading books of all kinds. Maybe that's one of the reasons I wanted to be a teacher. To be honest with you, I never liked to read when I was younger. I was always jealous of those people that could get lost in books. Now that I have gotten old older I appreciate books and reading a whole lot more. I think teachers are one of the few professions that you need to keep up with on a daily basis. I enjoy reading books for pleasure, but I also really love professional books. If I'm not currently in the middle of a book to push me professionally, I go crazy. I am at that point. So when I found the Books I Want to Read Link Up Party, I knew I had to join.

Professional Books


Teach Like a Champion is a book that I saw this summer over at Cara Carroll's blog. She is one of the many teacher bloggers that I look up to, so when she says it's amazing, I just had to get it. Unfortunately, I have yet to read it. I will make it a point to get to it though!!





The second book is a book that I've been wanting for a VERY long time. I read The Daily 5 almost 4 years ago and I never started it in my classroom. I always knew that if I started the Daily 5 in my room, I wanted to start it with The CAFE Book. This will most likely be my next professional read.






Personal Books

I love Netflix. I couldn't image going a day without watching something on Netflix. A few months ago I found the show, Extreme Couponers. I completely fell in love with the idea. Now I'm not sure I would be an extreme couponer and make my entire house dedicated to a stockpile, but getting a few frequently used items for free wouldn't be too bad. That's why I bought myself this book, Pick Another Checkout Lane, Honey. It's all about couponing and on a teacher's salary, that isn't such a bad idea.



I am in love with a lot of things, if you couldn't tell by now with this blog post. There is no amount of words that could explain my love for Harry Potter. That will be my classroom theme one day, I will make sure to that. I have seen all of the movies and read all... 4 books. Yes, that's right, I have only read 4 of the books. They are written beautifully, but I just haven't set aside time to finish the series. I already know what happens so reading them won't be as exciting. I need to finish though because I've been borrowing the set from my sister for the past 10 years. Ooops!!!


Books to Teach

I wish I could give you a list of great books that would teach all sort of skills like how to become a better writer, but unfortunately I don't have any sort of list like that. One day I will have one, but for now here is a book that I just heard of over vacation. It is called The Hundred Dresses. It is a great way to discuss bullying in your classroom. I plan on reading it when we get back to school and see how my students like it. I will do a whole blog post related to it I'm sure.




Wasn't that fun? I thought so. Now it's your turn to list your reading suggestions. Leave a comment telling me what your three, or more, books are for each category. Make sure that if you create a blog post, head on over to Pitner's Potpourri to link up!

15 comments:

  1. Wow! You have a lot of self control to have 3 more HP books just sitting in your house. I drove around with #7 in my car trunk for a couple of days while I was finishing a grad school project. Once I began reading one, it was really hard to get anything else done! I liked the CAFE book too -- but not as much as HP. :)

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    1. I know, it's horrible right? I can't believe that I have been neglecting my little wizards!!

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  2. LOL, that's too funny. I was the psycho person who pre-ordered both books 6 and 7 and was waiting at my house when they were delivered by Amazon! :D LOVES me some HP! The movies were good, too, but the books were AWESOME.

    I want to read that coupon lady's book, too! Thanks for the reminder! I will try to make my own post and link up; great linky for me, the book junkie!

    Read Aloud: Tacky The Penguin book or other penguin book.
    TCW complete a Penguin Glyph about seasons.

    Shared Reading/Phonics: TTW read the orginal poem " Penguins Everywhere" TLW get a copy of the poem with blank lines. TLW fill in the blanks to fill in prepositional phrases. make into class book

    GAYLA
    Teach On.

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    1. Yes, I agree. The HP books are amazing. I've never read the Tacky books, but I've heard really great things about them.

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  3. Thanks for linking up, Jennifer. I'm going to to Amazon right now to order Teach Like a Champion!
    Mary at Pitner's Potpourri

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    1. I'm glad you decided to buy it. Maybe we can read it together and do a little book study. :-)

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  4. Jennifer,
    Thanks for your list. My son and I read all of the Harry Potter books together. It was "our time" together each night sipping hot chocolate and just enjoying the books. We even started a new series (Charlie Bone) when we finished the Harry Potter books. I've never heard of Teach Like a Champion. Thanks for listing it. I'll have to go check it out.

    Farrah
    ThinkShareTeach

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    1. I've never heard of the series Charlie Bone. What is it about?

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  5. Jennifer,

    We should totally do a book study. How fun would it be to run something like that? I love your blog. It's so cute and the picture is great! I am looking forward to going back through your content to catch up. It'll be fun to connect on Twitter. Maybe we could even arrange some guest posts or something?

    Also, I think that I will check out the couponing book that you suggested. I find myself rather enthralled by the concept whenever I happen to catch that show on TV.

    Glad to find you. TBTS is awesome!

    ❀ Kate
    Purely Paperless

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    1. I am totally up to doing a book study. If you are interested, send me an email. I can also set up a little book study here on my blog. I would love to do some guests posts too.

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  6. I just found your blog through the Reading Roundup linky. I remember being assigned to read the first HP book for a college literature course and fell in love with the series right then and there. I splurged on hardcover copies because I couldn't wait for the paperback versions to come out :)

    The CAFE book is a good read and I refer to it often. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the message in The Hundred Dresses! You have some awesome book choices on your wishlist.

    Storie
    Stories by Storie

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    1. I wish we would have been assigned something as awesome as Harry Potter in school. I have been using my sister's hard copies, but I need to get myself my own set. :-)

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  7. Oh, I love Harry Potter! I lined up at Walmart at midnight to get the 7th book. CAFE is one of my favorites, and I love The Hundred Dresses, too! This is the first I've heard of Teach Like a Champion am headed to amazon to check it out. Great post!

    Sarah
    Using My Teacher Voice

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    1. Harry Potter is a love of mine!! I can't get enough of him. :-)

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  8. I love The Hundred Dresses. I have used it as a Book Club lunch group with my girls. It is always very popular with them. A timeless story with a timeless lesson.

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