Sunday, June 3, 2012

I'm Baaack & A New Book Study Blog for Teachers

Hey guys!

I feel like it's been forever since I blogged.  It has been 2 weeks so I guess that's close enough!

The last couple weeks of school were CRAZY as always followed by 2 days of post-planning and a day-long co-teaching class.

I also think I had a sleeping sickness for the last few days!  I absolutely COULD.NOT.STAY.AWAKE!!!

Hopefully, I'm all rested up and ready to join the blogosphere once again.  {Thanks for hanging around!}

I've got several things to share with you over the next week or so in the regular weekly features, but....

First I want to share a brand-new, unique blog that I'd very proud to be taking part in!

We Read, We Blog, We Teach

This is a book study blog for Upper Elementary teachers, which we're calling grades 3 - 7 since I'm taking part!  The first 2 books we will be reading are The Daily 5 and CAFE.  They were both written by "The Sisters" ~ Gail Boushey and Joan Moser.

Here are the links for Amazon.

Now I know these are not what you typically think of when you're a middle school teacher, but I'm all for learning new things and who doesn't love a good strategy that {hopefully} can be adapted to other grade levels.  Also, with the literacy standards that are now part of Common Core, it certainly won't hurt to brush up on some reading strategies!

I will be hosting a chapter from The Daily 5 so I'd love for you to join us!  The book study officially begins July 1st, so you still have time to gather the books.  We plan to do other book studies at this blog in the future as well!

A special shout-out to Lorraine from Fabulous Fourth Grade Froggies for taking the lead and setting up the new blog!  Lorraine is super-duper sweet so head over and check out her blog!

There will be a Facebook page set up and the Pinterest board is already up and running!  Check it out here.

If you decide to join in, leave me a comment letting me know!  I'm so hoping some of you decide to have some fun with us!

Enjoy :)

Making It {and smiling},


  1. I'm super excited-Amazon just shipped my copies today!

    Will Grade For Coffee

    1. Awesome! Glad you'll be joining us, Laura!


  2. I already have my books and am very much looking forward to this book study. I have looked into buying these books for the past year, but hesitated because I wasn't sure how to apply it to my 5th grade class. It will be great to do this with other upper grade teachers.

    1. I agree, Beth! I can't wait to get started!


  3. I am so glad that you are going to be doing the book study with us! I think it is going to be so great!

    Miss Klohn
    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

    1. Me too! I love learning something new every chance I get.