What I'm Reading

What I’m Reading…{August 2017}


I did a lot of professional reading this past month to prep for back to school. I really wanted to start my year off on a great foot and read two books about classroom management and one “fun” read. If you are a teacher or work with kids, these first two books might be of interest to you.


The first book I read was a pretty quick read but with TONS of information and ideas. The First Days of School by Harry Wong.

Our principal gave a copy to each teacher before summer break. This book is such a great refresher and I will read it each summer before school starts. If you are looking for a way to “set the tone” of your classroom, this is a great book.

My favorite line from this book…


Here is what Amazon has to say…

The best-selling book ever on classroom management and teaching for student achievement with over 3.7 million copies sold. The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year at any grade level, pre-K through college.

The next book I read was, Creating the School Family.

This book is such a mind-shift for me but I have seen so much good come out of my classroom because of it. So often I want control, but this book talks about the importance of giving choices, language, how you react to situations, and how to bring all the students together to create one big happy family. I really like this book and if you are looking into a new way of reaching all students and their emotional needs, this is a great book!

Here is what Amazon has to say…

Dr. Becky Bailey delivers a fresh perspective called “The School Family,” creating a fundamental shift in education and classroom management. Step into a world where intrinsic motivation, helpfulness and connection govern your classroom. Creating the School Family: Bully-Proofing Classrooms Through Emotional Intelligence incorporates everything you need to successfully create and teach 12 classroom structures, integrating social-emotional well-being into your existing curriculum. This new title is essential for early childhood and elementary educators! Your journey to a problem-solving, caring, bully-free and academically successful classroom begins here!

The last book I read was by the one and only, Brittainy Cherry, The Space in Between.

The Space in Between by [Cherry, Brittainy]

You guys, I cannot stop reading her books. Seriously, they are books that are romantic reads and you can just pick them up read one in a day or two because you won’t want to put them down. Hands down, one of my favorites. This book was so good, just as good as The Gravity of Us. Heather, pick this book up!

Here is what Amazon has to say…

She’s scarred by her past.

ANDREA EVANS is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancée. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance.

He’s uncertain of his future.

COOPER DAVIDSON is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant.

When Andrea and Cooper’s paths cross, they realize how damaged and in need of escapism they both are. The two create an arrangement to explore the space in between chaos and order with one another. The rules are simple—no emotional connections, no talking about the past, no speaking of the future, and when one finds order, the other walks away.

All is well until Cooper accidentally falls in love with Andrea.

And we have been reading this in Kindergarten….

And my favorite beginning of the year read aloud….Ramona the Pest

Ramona the Pest (Ramona Quimby Book 2) by [Cleary, Beverly]


I didn’t do much light reading this past month, but if you are in the market for some great classroom management books, I got you covered. Ha! Plus, my nerdy teacher side loved them. I am really looking forward to jumping into some more light reading this month. What have you been reading this month? What books are on your list for this fall? I would love to hear.


Linking up today with…

Johannah from The Sirois Family
Whitney from Work it Mommy
Crystal from Hall around Texas 
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
Whitney from Polka-Dotty Place
Heather from My Glittery Heart
Justine from Little Dove Blog





22 thoughts on “What I’m Reading…{August 2017}

    1. Is it weird that I loved it?!?! I haven’t wanted to pick up anything research related since finishing my Masters last fall…and I didn’t…and then I picked them up and nerded out! Hahahaha!

    1. OHHHHHHH! I need to read the Fudge series this year! Thank you so much for reminding me of that! And Frecklejuice just popped into my head too…I need to read that one aloud as well! Thanks!

  1. My library doesn’t carry any of that authors books, can you simply believe that :(. Although I have shifted gears and haven’t really read for fun at all this month :(.

    1. Each month I have been able to get her books for free on my Kindle (without signing up for the Kindle Unlimited)…do you have a Kindle? I can’t wait to jump back into reading this month!

  2. I’ve got to get back to reading! I’ve been thinking about getting a kindle, my nook is on it’s last leg……but I like holding books too.

Leave a Reply