It's time for Farley's Famous Currently!
I look so forward to these every month. It's a fun way to get a glimpse into the lives of the bloggers behind the blogs without those long and winding "Tell 45 things about you" kind of posts.
So, here's mine for July. Most are pretty self-explanatory except for the last one. So for that one, "reads" you need to list your favorite book to read aloud and your go-to professional book.
Well, my favorite, favorite, favorite book of all time forever and ever and ever is Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. It's one of those books where the characters just become real. Really real. Then they burrow into your heart and stay there. for a long time. Sadly, the themes and content are a bit much for my second graders. I think if I ever had to move back to 5th grade, being able to read Maniac Magee might be the only reason I wouldn't have a complete and total breakdown.
Now, my go-to professional book is one that I can not find! It's a book by NWEL that I've had for a hundred and ten years. It's basically a compilation of picture books to use as mentor texts according to writing traits. It's dog-eared, sticky-noted, and highlighted like crazy and somewhere at school packed away in a box in my classroom.
So, that's me currently! Head over to Farley and link up!