I researched books and found two that really stuck out to me. I ordered:
- The Next Step in Guided Reading: Focused Assessments and Targeted Lessons for Helping Every Student Become a Better Reader by Jan Richardson (big title for a big idea- I'm hoping this will help me with my guided reading time, to allow me to be a more efficient teacher during that time.)
- No More "I'm Done!" Fostering Independent Writers in the Primary Grades by Jennifer Jacobson (I do not like "busy work" and was looking for a way to make students more independent- I'm hoping this book will do just that!)
I also ordered two Second Grade workbooks to help me plan my year's lessons. As far my eBay book purchases, I won an auction on Beverly Cleary books and the seller threw in two extra books. You can say they are going to get a great review- I love random surprises.
I am hoping my books arrive before the end of the week so I may begin reading them. I'll report back with my thoughts and reviews on the books later. Hope everyone had a Happy 4th!!