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Elementary Teacher Resources, Issue #018 -- Curl Up with a Book and Relax!
July 02, 2008

Welcome to
Elementary Teacher Resources


Relax, It's Summer!


Enjoying the lake with my nephew

Something for YOU!

This monthís newsletter is for you, not your classroom.

I was going to write an intense newsletter on "Back to School", but I just couldn't do it yet.

It's only July...

So, next month should be a great "Back to School" newsletter.

As for this month, I decided to take a break from school for a few weeks.

Iím taking you with me!

BookCrossing.com

I hope you're all having a relaxing summer. If you're like me, you're probably reading some good books right now.

What do you do with them when you're finished?

Well, I rediscovered bookcrossing.com the other day and thought you might want to check it out.

When you're done reading a book, you can "release" it and then follow its travels.

Today I released a bunch of books at a local coffee shop. A dad and his son were grabbing my books up as quickly as they could.

They had read on bookcrossing.com that I would be setting them free and they came and met me!

It was a great experience to meet someone who would now love my books as much as I did!

LibraryThing.com

Another great book organizing site is librarything.com. This site allows you to reference your personal library online.

You can also find and talk to people who read the same things as you. You can read reviews by real people. Itís just a really cool tool.

Iíve started putting my classroom library on here. This way I know what I have and donít have to dig through 100ís of boxes to see if I own a book!

LazyReaders.com

I love a good teaching manual as much as the next gal, but sometimes I just want a quick "beach book".

If you visit lazyreaders.com you can sign up for a free newsletter that lists great books that have no more than 250 pages.

Danny Brassell's reviews are fun, witty and captivating. I truly believe that he only reviews what he reads, so his reviews are worth looking over.

I hope that these three sites inspire you to go read a good book and relax a little this summer.

School will be back before we know it, so put your feet up and get lost in a book for a while!


Just need more ideas for your classroom, try Sites for Teachers. They have great ideas!

I hope that you have enjoyed this newsletter. Please feel free to email it to friends and family who are teachers or homeschool moms!

Also, don't forget to get your copy of my free new teacher handbook! It's full of great tips and tricks to make your year go great.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

See you next month!







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