Mom: Are you going to do anything fun this summer?
Me: Yep. I'm gonna read.
I've read 17 books so far this summer and still managed to mow the lawn, clean the house, and take daily naps. There is one downfall to all this reading though. It's tough on my back. :)
Here are my reads for the month of June.
I've been a Lucy Calkins fan for several years. I now have her new Units of Study for first grade. I read A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop that comes with the units. Of course, it was great.
I've become a fan of WWII historical fiction set in Europe. This one did not disappoint.
I enjoyed this book. It does a nice job of explaining the look, sound, and feel of good math instruction.
This book helped me get a glimpse of guided math. I'm not reading another guided math book to see if I can get an even clearer idea in my head.
This one was just okay.
Every K-5 math teacher needs this book.
This is a great resource for using the hundreds chart more effectively.
I have loved Elizabeth Wein books, especially Code Name Verity. (Read that one if you haven't.) This one was just so-so for me.
This is a bit dense and not my favorite math book of the summer, but I gathered some good information from it.
I enjoyed this one. It didn't blow me away, but it was good.
This book was okay for me.
I haven't read much YA fantasy, but this one grabbed my attention. It was a fast and enjoyable read.
I think this one is classified at juvenile fiction. It would make a great read-aloud, and I appreciate how inspiring it could be for young writers.
I didn't really care for this YA book. I wasn't in the mood for the subject matter.
This is the sequel to A Great and Terrible Beauty which I mentioned above. I enjoyed it too.
First read The Rosie Project. Then read this sequel. They're fun reads.
Here's the sequel to Rebel Angels above. It was pretty good but long.