New books!

Today my large order from Scholastic came. My newest professional book has me very excited: Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop: Making Informed Instructional Decisions in Grades 3-6 by the Kidlitosphere’s very own Franki over at A Year of Reading!!! After reading Franki and Mary Lee’s blog for over a year now, I feel like I know Franki, so it is very exciting to have her reading workshop book in my hands. Granted, I know I won’t be able to read it until spring break starts but I am very much looking forward to it.

I also got first dibs on my school’s copies of Book Links and School Library Journal today so I am all set for reading this week. Along with the fact that I am reading a few books at once. Right now I am reading: Meg Cabot’s Airhead (ARC), Leepike Ridge, and Wait for Me. I am also listening to my first audiobook. ( I am a visual learner, so this is new for me. I wanted to start with something easy….) The Ivy Chronicles is wonderful! Definitely chick lit.

One of those weeks

It’s just one of those weeks.  I spent all day thinking that today was Wednesday; imagine my disappointment when I realized it was only Tuesday!  It’s shaping up to be a longer week than I thought.  Plus, I still have Christmas shopping to do, I need to get a present for my Secret Santa, I need to plan our class holiday party, I need to send out progress reports, and I need to have a few minutes to relax! Count on some new posts in the next few days.  Hopefully, a few reviews (I am reading “The Wednesday Wars” right now and loving it!), an updated Hot Books in My Classroom list (holiday edition!), and a few other odds and ends.