Sunday, June 15, 2014

Summer Bucket List - Reading Edition

Ah, summer! Time to relax, sleep in, frolic at the beach, be lazy and just not give much of a care about anything. Love it!

I read a lot anyway but especially love to read in the summer when I don't have to worry about lesson plans, grading and preparing materials for my classroom. This summer, I will be reading like a fiend. I found a bunch of awesome teachery books I wanted to read and have those on my list, plus the books I'll be reading for my grad class, plus any books I read for pleasure. I might just get lost with a few books for awhile :) Sounds good to me! 

I decided to put together a Summer Bucket List for the summer, Reading Edition. I don't have any books on the horizon for my "Pleasure Reading" list because I browse kindle all the time and select freebies. Plus I have about 200 books on my Kindle I haven't read yet. (I download them when they are free to read later.)

My Summer Bucket List - Reading Edition

Graduate School

The following four books are for my Ethical Educator Class.

This book is for my Nine Lives of Scholarly Writing Class (great name, no?)
This is an ebook and I started to read a little of it to play with the ebook program I can access my ebooks through and I'm such a nerd, I'm beyond exited to read this book.


I already started reading this one a little and I know it is going to be one of my favorite teacher resource books ever. It's awesome.

What will YOU be reading this summer?

The Caffeinated Teacher


  1. I am reading Developmentally Appropriate Practices: Focus on Kindergartners & Kagan Cooperative Learning. I am desperately trying to get back into posting on my blog more regularly!

  2. Do you buy all your teacher books? Borrow them? Do you get real books or digital books? I get some teacher books for my Kindle/iPad but for some reason I prefer to have a real book when it comes to professional development/teachery stuff. I feel like I will refer to books and use them more if I have a hard copy. As a result I have my own little teacher library in the closet.

    1. I do buy them all. Sadly we just don't have funding for teacher professional learning books in our schools which I think is sad!

      I prefer a hard copy it I can help it. Three of my books for my summer classes were only available as ebooks (unless I bought them myself -- they are included in my tuition). It's not ideal but I will live. Any professional resource books I buy, I get a hard copy. I tend to write/reflect and make notes in them which is way easier to do in a hard copy!

    2. I like hard copies for my pd books as well! Easier to flip through to find what I need, easier to lend out, easier to remember when it's on a shelf in front of me rather than on a digital list hidden within the deep recesses of my Kindle!

  3. I haven't decided on teacher books yet, though I have a list waiting for me. I've decided to finish at least one personal read first - almost finished with Steinbeck's "East of Eden."