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IMWAYR: “Prep For School” Time


It’s “Prep For School” time! I’m excited to go back to work. I’m also nervous and I’m not ready to go back. Summer break is not what it used to be, that’s for sure. Since I’m organizing and attending professional development sessions this week, I won’t have much time to read.

I’ll keep reading Fire Keeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley. It’s sooo good so far! I highly recommend this for upper middle school and high school (and adults).

I still have a stack of picture books I received from Publisher’s Spotlight (Thank you!) to read and these look promising! As I head into the school year, I’ll be sure to use them with my middle schoolers and staff in our “Picture Books are Perfect For Middle School” sessions.

It’s Monday! What are YOU reading?

IMWAYR is a weekly blog hop with kid lit co-hosts Jennifer from Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki from Unleashing Readers. The original IMWAYR, with an adult literature focus, was started by Sheila at Book Journeys and is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date. It’s a great way to share what you’re reading and get recommendations from others. We encourage you to write your own post sharing what you’re reading, link up, leave a comment, and support other IMWAYR bloggers by visiting and commenting on at least three of the other linked blogs each week.


Author: Jennifer Sniadecki

I write about literacy education and my love for reading and writing. My passion is sharing titles I use for school libraries, classroom collaborations, and professional development. My goal is to collaborate, research, and share with other life-long literacy learners. Welcome to my blog!

2 thoughts on “IMWAYR: “Prep For School” Time

  1. I can understand being excited and nervous about going back, and I wish you good luck with the professional development sessions this week! I’ve heard tons of praise for Firekeeper’s Daughter, and it sounds really great, and that picture book stack looks great as well—I’ve seen a lot of people enjoying Migrants by Issa Watanabe in particular. Thanks so much for the great post!

  2. As I watch the anxiety level of my teacher friends rise, I am so thankful to be retired. People never get how much you need this break, and how much of it is spent either cleaning up, or preparing for the next year. I look forward to reading what you think of Fire Keeper’s Daughter. I will get started on the audiobook version as soon as I’m done with the one I’m listening to now.
    Happy reading this week.

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