Hi All! I am new to the blogging world but LOVE reading 20+ blogs, so I thought I would jump in. I am starting a new journey as a teacher. I taught kindergarten for 6 years, have been a reading resource teacher (amongst other things) for the last 2, and will teach ELA in fourth grade next year in my Catholic school. I will teach three groups with 25+ students.
I am excited as I have been told that I may use the basal (Reading Street) as little as I want, if at all! So, I have immersed myself in reading The Book Whisperer, The Daily 5, and The Cafe Book. I was lucky enough to find a completed book study for the last two books, which lead me to some fabulous blogs! Pinterest has rounded out my experience. I am armed with more ideas than I know what to do with!
I am currently trying to decide which 3 novels to add for next year to be purchased with raffle money proceeds. I already have a classroom set of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. At the top of my list right now are Because of Winn Dixie, Charlotte's Web, and The Lemonade War. I would love to have some comments on what books you love.