I just accepted a position as a 1st grade co-teacher. I've done a bit with 1st grade -- my first teaching placement was 1st grade once a week for a semester -- but not enough to really KNOW 1st graders. I student taught 2nd, but that's pretty much my only full time teaching experience so far. Since it's still early enough in the summer for me to do some prep, what are some good books I can read before August to get ready for teaching 1st grade? I know the school does some form of Daily 5 so I'm planning on reading that and the CAFE book, but what else? I used to have a book called Phonics We Use which I'm super mad I got rid of... I'm also planning on asking the principal if there are any books she would recommend or that the school uses regularly, but she's new to the school this year so I don't know how much she'll be able to tell me. What are some resources you've found super helpful for 1st grade?