Saturday, April 6, 2013

Teaching Books Wish-List

Even though I have graduated from college, I still feel like I have a lot to learn about teaching. After I graduated in December, I bought several professional development books off of Amazon...aaaannnnddd I've already finished them. What can I say, I love learning more about how I can help my future students get the most out of learning in my classroom. I decided to start an Amazon Wish-List filled with teaching books I want to buy and read over the summer.

Here are some of the ones I'm most looking forward to reading:

The Daily 5 is something that I have experienced in many classrooms that I've been in, however I have not done much research into it. Also, since I've never had my own classroom I've never gone through the steps of implementing Daily 5 in my classroom. This book will be just what I need to learn more about the process so I'm ready to start it with my own classroom (hopefully) next school year!

I must admit, I have no experience with the CAFE system. I have not seen it in any of the classrooms I've been in. Which is why I want to read more about it!

  • Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2

    I really like the idea of a Guided Math/Math Work Stations approach to teaching math. Not only is it a great way to differentiate, it keeps kiddos moving around the room and not sitting at their desks. Since I'm hoping to teach in the K-2 grades (hopefully 1st), this book is a must-have for me!

  • Literacy Work Stations: Making Centers Work
    You can never have enough Debbie Diller. Seriously. You can't. I'm always looking for new ideas for literacy centers. This book will be very helpful as a new teacher because it goes through how to set up and introduce work stations to the class. Awesome!

    I have several other books on my Wish-List but these are the ones I'm planning on buying very soon. Any other books you would recommend for a new teacher? Have a great weekend!


  1. Hi Natalie!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your enthusiasm and would be honored to work with someone like you! I have read Daily Five and have taken a lot of ideas from it and modified them to work for me. I haven't read Cafe but, I hear good things. The Debbie Diller books are also awesome. We are adopting a new math series next year and I am going to find a way to work in her ideas with the new program. Best of luck in your journey as a teacher. PS- First Grade IS the best grade!
    First Grade Hugs and High Fives

  2. Those are great books to have!
    The schools I sub for use Daily 5 and Cafe and I love seeing them in action.

    Good luck to you!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. You can't go wrong with Daily Five Natalie!!

    (( HUGS ))

    One Fab Teacher