When I announced my plans to walk and read as much as possible during my month off, BerryBird asked what I planned to read first. It's not so much what I planned to read first, as it is what I have returned to (hopefully) finally finish- Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv. I started it last fall and used it as a source in papers I've written the last two semesters. Even only halfway through, it has already helped me to conceptualize my teaching philosophy. It also makes me anxious to have my own children so that I can share my love of nature with them.
I am challenging myself to finish this book now, so I've signed up for Green Bean's Be a Bookworm Challenge. If you've already read Last Child, there are plenty of other good suggestions worth looking over on Green Bean Dreams. Check it out!