Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Summer Reading List - Post 2 of June Challenge

Hopefully I will get some reading done this summer! I have quite a list and I have started to read each of these books.

Book study with teachers - We have just come off a 3 year reading initiative and will now begin to "sharpen the saw." We are reading The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book. My 2nd grade teachers have read and implemented The Daily 5 and they are on to reading The CAFE Book. We will meet 4 times this summer. I also purchased the accompanying videos and the Intermediate grade versions of the videos.

Books for myself:
Spilling Ink - The main reason I am posting each day is a tweet I saw about reading Spilling Ink.
The World is Flat - A Brief History of the 21st Century (So far this is my favorite and I have just read the beginning.)
Greater Than Yourself - The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership - Recommended by one of my "google heroes" @iteachag (By the way he has an awesome new podcast Small School Big Tech. You have to listen!)
Accidental Billionaires - The Founding of Facebook: A tale of sex, money, genius, and betrayal.
Drive - The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
unChristianWhat a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity... and Why It Matters - Going to church is so different today than when I was a kid. What are my children going to think of church/religion/spirituality as they grow up? My mom "made" us go. She sang in the choir and after the choir came in we went for donuts because we sat where she couldn't see us:) But I still had a connection with the church and what it meant.