Tuesday, June 12, 2012

First Linky Party! :)

So I've decided to join my first ever linky!  I love seeing what others are reading :)  Here are some of my summer reads:
Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades K-3
This is supposed to have excellent
problem based learning activities.

Love the One You're With
Emily Griffin writes fun to read books
Reading Essentials: The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well
Will be doing a book study of this in the Fall.

The Hunger Games
Because I'm the only one in the world
who hasn't read this yet... :)
The Lucky One
I'm a big Nicholas Sparks fan :)

The CAFE Book: Engaging All Students in Daily Literary Assessment and Instruction
I want to reread this one!
What are you reading?  Join Mrs. Bainbridge's Class linky too!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The Hunger Games is so good! You will not be able to put it down. I saw "The Lucky One" in the movie theater & it was really good. I would love to try & read it also during the summer. :)

    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. Hi tori, I haven't read the hunger games either. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


  3. I love your book choices. I finished the math book a week or so ago. I even did a post about it. It's such a great book. You'll love Reading Essentials. Regie is my hero. Anything she has written is worth reading. I quote her all the time. I've read Daily 5 but I haven't gotten to Cafe yet. It's on my list. (I'm looking forward to following you.)


    1. Tammy, I will have to stop back and read your blog post about the math book! That's awesome! :) I know about Regie... I'm really looking forward to that one! You will LOVE Cafe!! It has really rejunivized my reading block time!

    2. I'm sure Cafe is great, since Daily 5 is so wonderful. (I love that kids are reading and writing and not doing stuff about reading and writing!) My math post can be found by going here: http://foreverin1st.blogspot.com/2012/06/are-algorithms-evil.html. That will save you some searching. (It's such a fun way to teach math.)

  4. I really like your book choices. I'm thinking of reading The Daily Five/CAFE this summer. I've heard a lot about it and am thinking it may cut down on the number of centers I use. Thanks for stopping by my blog and yours is growing wonderfully! You're almost there...4 more to 100. Yay!!! I'm sure they're on the way! What will you do to celebrate? Thanks, again!

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

  5. Hi Tori! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I've got ordered the Daily Five along with some other handy teachery ones from Amazon...but they won't be arriving until July (boohoo!). In the meantime I'm entertaining myself with The Hunger Games :)

    Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

    1. You will LOVE Daily 5! It has taken the stess of "centers" out of my life!

  6. I just became your 99th follower!! 100 is just around the corner! I'm a brand new blogger. I would love for you to check out my blog.

    Teaching Maddeness

  7. Tori,
    I would love to have you join us.
    Here is the link for the Guiding Readers book study:


    Feel free to sign up for any chapter, or more, that you like. Even if someone is already signed up go ahead! We can have more than one co-host!

    Thinking of Teaching

    1. Thanks Beth! I'm going to look into the book tonight and see...thanks so much for the link!

  8. Great choices! I'm planning on reading the Hunger Games this summer too.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now your 100th follower! Congrats!

    A Turn to Learn

    1. Yippee! THANKS Jessica for becomming number 100! :) I have a BIG giveaway in the works for this occasion!

  9. You aren't the last-I just started the Hunger Games myself-I can't believe how much I like it! :)


  10. I will be reading the Guided Reading by Fountas and Pinnell and if I can fit it in the Daily 5 and The Cafe' Model. Maybe I will throw in a non-educational themed book in there too. HA HA!

  11. Thanks for linking up! I thin I'm going to do "Reading Essentials" too. I read "Writing Essentials" a few years ago and loved it!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

  12. Love the One Your With, Hunger Games, and The Lucky One are all great books!!! I might have to check this linky party out...except I have been really bad about making time to read...or staying awake long enough! lol!