One thing I didn't prepare myself for when leaving the think-tank was saying goodbye to the amazing professional books I've had at my fingertips. We frequently get books bought for us and we get to keep them as long as we stay at the think-tank. This morning I've been on the floor of my classroom sorting through stacks of books trying to remember which is mine and which was bought by the school.
Books I'm going to have to buy my own copies of:
Already Ready by Katie Wood Ray and Matt Glover
One Child at a Time by Pat Johnson
Spelling K-8 by Snowball
Crafting Writers by Hale
Guided Reading by F&P (Fountas and Pinnel for those of you not 'in the know')
Word Matters by F&P
One to one by Lucy Calkins
A Place for Wonder by Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough
Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics K-3
In Pictures and in Words by Katie Wood Ray
Read it Again! by Brenda Parks (which I was reading when I met my husband)
Don't Forget to Share by Mermelstein.
Already Ready and A Place for Wonder are perhaps the ones I'm the saddest to part with. However, I am holding strong and am determined to leave them here so that the new teacher can enjoy them as much as I did.
I will not steal books. I will not steal books. I will not steal books.