Back To School Magazine

I am so excited to share with you that I got to be a part of this year's Teacher Smart Back-to-School Must Haves!  This eZine is full of amazing ideas, products, and links from some of the best teachers in blogland - Deanna Jump, Miss Kindergarten, The Teacher Wife, and The Organized Classroom Blog, just to name a few.  I feel so fortunate that I got to be included, as well!

My section (page 23) is all the must have professional books.  I included all of my favorites:

  • Classroom Book Clubs by Laura Candler
  • Launch a Primary Writer's Workshop by Lucy Calkins
  • The CAFE Book and the Daily 5 by The Sisters
  • Reading with Meaning by Debbie Miller
  • Living the Questions by Ruth Shagoury & Benda Power
  • Bringing it All Together by Marcia Brechtel
  • Classrooms that Work by Richard Allington & Patricia Cunningham
It was perfect that I got to showcase these books, since I am so obsessed with taking graduate courses and doing professional workshops.  I love learning and love sharing new ideas with other teachers.  I hope to be a college professor some day and help train the next generation of successful and effective teachers!

Thanks to April from A Modern Teacher and Melanie from Schoolgirl Style for organizing, designing, and basically making this eZine possible.  I hope you all are able to pick up a few tips and do some back-to-school shopping! :)


  1. I absolutely love this! I've already read through it and made a wish list of things I'd love to have! Thank you to y'all for doing this and giving it to us teachers.

    Miss V's Busy Bees

  2. That's so cool! Thank you for your list of professional books, I've been looking for some new ones before school starts.

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  3. Very cool!! I can't wait to read it. I love Lucy Calkins. I'm a new follower. How am I just now finding your blog???


    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  4. Great blog. Just found it and I can't wait to check into the books you mentioned.

  5. I just found your blog. I wanted you to know that we linked up with one of your freebies. (hope that's okay with you...) We are your newest follower. Thanks, Stephanie