Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Motivation

Students are always so challenging those few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, then you get back to school after the New Year and everyone is tired, out of practice, and in need of a revival of sorts. I am hoping some of my new reading will be just what I've been waiting for, helping me deliver some of what my students will be needing when we return in January.
For Christmas I got the new book Day by Day by Ruth Ayres and Stacey Shubitz from a dear friend who knows me well. I also got the CAFE book by The Sisters from my husband. This is one I have been waiting to purchase too, waiting because I haven't finished About the Authors by Katie Wood Ray. Looks like I will be busy over the next several weeks.
Let the flow of ideas begin!


Pettit said...

All great books. Happy Reading! I too, have lots of books lined up to read this vacation. I can't wait to see what I get through!

Amanda Villagómez said...

Sounds like you have a lot of great books to read. I just posted yesterday about how I am reading Day by Day at a slower rate than I imagined I would, but it seems appropriate for the layout of the book (http://www.snapshotsofmrsv.blogspot.com/ ). I also loved The CAFE Book; although, I would be able to utilize their ideas a lot more if I was an elementary school teacher. There were challenges with trying to implement them with middle school time constraints.

Happy reading!

Anonymous said...

I hope you enjoy both books! :)

Happy new year!


Anonymous said...

The best part of my holidays is always the reading! And I enjoy the professional reading as much as my pleasure-books! It sounds like you do too.