I have (finally) starting reading The Daily Five by the sisters. I am so excited about getting to implement this in my room next year. We have a "centers" mindset on my campus and I am glad that I have the research to back up what sounds so right. All of the work for centers can be so time consuming and I love all of the ideas. I am ready to work on some Read to Self.
On another note, I went to Goodwill and Dollar Tree with the MIL today. Awesome finds! Goodwill had paperback books 5 for $0.99 and hardback books 3 for $0.99. I spent only $5 on a ton of books. Finally found the book crates at Dollar Tree as well as some really cool sight word cards.