I did. And it got here just before my trip to Texas!
I was so excited. As the flight started, I pulled out the book and cracked it open. (Loooove that new book smell!)
By the time I had made it from Midway to Kansas City, I was done.
And, frankly, unimpressed.
Seriously?! Everyone else In the known universe seems to think this is the best book ever written. This was supposed to be groundbreaking. I was supposed to feel like a new teacher. I expected to feel invigorated for the new year.
And instead, I felt disappointed.
Maybe I had just heard too much about it already, but I didn't feel like I'd gotten much out of it than what other bloggers and my workshop had already covered. I mean, yes, we need to model. Yes, kids need to spend more time reading. But beyond that... Um, what am I missing here?
Am I crazy?!
I think I am going to do Daily 5, or a variation, but I have to say that after all the hype, I expected the book to give me more. I was honestly a little sad I spent the money on the book (because it was noooot cheap).
I am sitting down with CAFE now. Tentatively. Hopefully.
After the number of people that have recommended The Sisters to me so highly, just writing this feels a bit like blasphemy. And I'm sorry if you are a faithful fan.
Maybe I will feel differently after reading CAFE?
Has ANYONE else not just fallen in love on first read?
P.S. - My husband and I had a blast this weekend. So, so excited that he will be home with me in two weeks!
P.P.S.- I will get back to new teacher stuff soon!