My first LINKY PARTY and the best one because it involves BOOKS! Above that an educational resource book. I love children's books, but I may love professional books just as much. I am a non-fiction reader and love to learn, so this is my favorite genre. *If you don't already know, I am a graduate student, an Advanced Literacy grad student, so professional reading is kind of my thing.*
I was excited when Stephanie at Teaching in Room 6 invited me to my first linky party! My list of go-to books could be very extensive, if I allowed it but I am going to post a few for different reasons.
OK Here I go... At a party, we need music. So enjoy this first or play in the background. (LOL!)
(Love this one- Baby Got Book!)
My first Go-To Book for everything, especially when I need to refocus and get myself back to my OLW, Faith, I read my Bible. He always knows where to direct me to redirect me!
A great book about how to treat children and to have a brain smart classroom is Conscious Discipline by Dr. Becky A. Bailey. To find out more about the Seven Powers for Self Control that empowers teachers with the Conscious Discipline model, visit ConsciousDiscipline.com.
I love to read now as an adult, but I struggled as a kid. I want my children to live in the stories and really understand the depth of the story. I want them to make connections and feel the character's struggles and victories. So my next book gives great mini lessons-focus lessons- to building bridges for strategic reading. This fabulous book is called Comprehension Connections by Tanny McGregor.
These next few books from my favorite people. I am a BIG, HANDS-On Kinesthetic learner. I love foldables and anything I can get the kids to create on their own. I try to stay away from photocopy sheets as much as possible. I teach foldable workshops in my district and it is so much fun to work with teachers in an all day make and take session. These resources I use are:
A Bookbag of the Bag Ladies' Best- They have numerous of books and I think I have three of their books. These activities are interactive and creative.
Big Book of Books and Activities by Dinah Zike's- She has a ton of books out there. She has this book as her first main book, which I own. She also has books that are subject specific. I also came across one for the holidays, which I used with my students to create a pretty awesome, pyramid tree ornament this past Christmas. Dinah Zike's Big Book of Holiday Activities
I think I can limit to those, but it was really hard...Because Baby I am a BIG BOOK lover! :)
If you want to link up to this Go-To Book Party. Come link up on Teaching in Room 6!!!