Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Time to Pause

I tried, I really did.

I got out my Mosaic of Thought book, my fancy pens and flashy notebook. Opened to chapter 6 and got ready to read about inferring.

After 2 pages I could tell that I wasn't feeling it. I was reading the words, but didn't care about them. I highlighted a few sentences, but only because I thought I should.

So, I have made a grown up decision. I am putting this book away for a while. I learned some great concepts and made some personal discoveries. But right now I cannot do this book justice.

I'm sure I will come back to it. My buddy got her book in the mail and is eager to read it. Perhaps talking about it with her will get me back in the spirit.

What will I do now?

1. Make a list of pinterest inspired ideas and get my craft on.

2. Write lesson plans for the first 20 days of school (I have two days complete so far).

3. Vacation at the end of the month to the state of my birth (Indiana).

4. Hot dog roast with my cousins that I don't see very often.

5. Watch HGTV and Bizarre Foods (I saw Andrew Zimmern in MN last Friday, he is fascinating).

It sure feels good to give myself permission to not finish a book and not feel guilty about it.

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  1. Good choice. I have had to do that with a couple books lately! One was professional and one was pleasure.

  2. Sometimes abandoning a book is the best choice. You might want to check out Debbie Miller's Reading with Meaning. In my opinion it is a more enjoyable read about reading strategies and very applicable to first grade. I read it and then read Mosaic of Thought later.
    Still Teaching After All These Years

    1. I started reading Debbie Miller's book during the school year. It is a great read. I had to put it on hold for another professional read, but plan to go back to it. Debbie Miller comes to our district and works with teachers. She does demo lessons and professional development. She is an amazing lady. :)

  3. I have read Mosiac of Thought and love it but I completely understand you reasons to abandon. I did so much professional reading throughout the school year and in June that I can't touch one right now. I have so many to read, but am just needing a break. I NEED TO READ FOR PLEASURE!!! lol

  4. You won my Apple Unit!! Please leave me an e-mail so I can send it to you ASAP. =)


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