Wednesday, October 16, 2013

What I'm Reading Wednesday

Do you ever get so swept up in everything you aren't doing and can't quite find time to do that your brain starts to play ping pong? That's what is happening to me right now. So instead of dwelling on all the stress, I'm watching Full house in my cozy socks and catching up with you, readers. 

In Book Club:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. This was highly recommended by two friends so I suggested my book club read it as well. I'm listening to the audio version this month (it still counts!!) and I really think it's adding to the story.

In my classroom:
Out of My Mind. Once I got my students past the idea that Melody was not the fish pictured on the cover, the questions and compassion started rolling out. Haven't read it? YOU MUST.

 I'm participating in a district-wide book study on Text Complexity. We are reading the book titled, "Text Complexity". I believe, based on the title, you have figured out what this one is about. Well you're wrong! It's about a group of teachers working to solve a mystery about who stole the cookies from the cookie jar. Okay, okay... I'm kidding. It's about raising rigor in reading and the common core. I had you there for a minute though!

The Energy Bus. Talk about a real booster of energy! This book is filled with ways to encourage positivity with those around you whether its professionally or in your personal life. I've posted the "10 Rules", but it will really make sense if you read the book. Go for it, I dare you!

Have a great Thursday!
Linking up with Juice Boxes & Crayolas


  1. Thanks for linking up! Love Curious Incident! I read Out of My Mind two summers ago and absolutely loved that one too. (Too funny that your kids thought Melody was the fish!) I may have to use that one for a read aloud this year!

  2. The Curious Incident was a great book--but I found it so hard to read (much easier to listen too) because you just feel like your inside that kid. It has been a few years since I've read it, so I think I might be back and check it out again.

    Digital: Divide & Conquer

  3. Hi! I found you over at TBA. I wanted to let you know I am having a giveaway on my blog. Come and see!

    Keep Calm and Apple On

  4. We're reading Out of My Mind right now also as part of the Global Read Aloud. My students are loving it too! What a great message. I'm going to follow it with Wonder. I can't wait to hear how they connect the two. I read Curious Case a few years ago and loved it. I just can't imagine what it would be like to live inside that mind! The Energy Bus sounds interesting, I'm going to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

    Wild About Fifth


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