8 August 2013

Summer Reading

View from the top of Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
We are back to school next week. We kicked off with a few days of PD, and ended for a long Independence Day holiday weekend, by being treated to a wonderful sun-soaked afternoon on the top of the iconic Marina Bay Sands hotel.

I have had a great summer - lots of sunshine, swimming and reading. I found a great balance between relaxing and learning, and thought I would list the great books I had the pleasure to read over the six week break.


Fiction
Coraline (graphic novel) by Neil Gaiman and P Craig Russell
Tooth and Nail by Ian Rankin
Strip Jack by Ian Rankin
The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Mockingbird by Katherine Erskine
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
While I Live by John Marsden
Shakespeare's Star Wars by Ian Doescher
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M Danforth
Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman


Non-Fiction
The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units
Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching
When Writing with Technology Matters
Make Just One Change
Notebook Know-How
Teach Like a Champion
Take 5 for Language Arts
Genre Connections
Powerful Writing Strategies for all Students
Giggly Guide to Grammar