*“This practical guidebook provides everything needed for busy educators to bring math to life in their classrooms using the various workshop principles.”*Kimberly A. Rimbey, PhD in the Foreword to Guided Math Workshop

I guess you could say that Book Study Monday is personal this time around. I have been a fan of Laney Sammons since first reading her book, Guided Math, shortly after it was published in 2010. The book, which provides the rationale for Guided Math and outlines the seven components of the Guided Math framework, transformed the way I taught math. So it was a huge pleasure to meet Laney in 2014 at the NCTM Annual Meeting in New Orleans. We hit if off both personally (she loves Astros baseball) and professionally. We have worked together on several math institutes, and I was incredibly honored when she asked me to coauthor a book on Guided Math Workshop, one of the seven components of Guided Math. I was so very fortunate to have both Laney and the great folks at Shell Education (a division of Teacher Created Materials) to hold my hand through my first publishing experience! The book was published in March, with three additional grade-banded books containing additional workstation tasks now available for preorder in advance of an August publication date.

The summer is a great time to plan for the coming school year, so I hope you’ll join me for this online book study.

### Format

Grab the book and begin reading! We’ll follow the reading schedule outlined below. On the six Mondays listed on the reading schedule, I’ll post my thoughts from the reading and update the reading schedule below with links to each post. Join in the conversation by adding your comments. I’m also going a little more high tech this time by including a slow Twitter chat. Once the book study starts, I will post questions throughout the week using the hashtag #GMWorkshopTCM. Participating is easy! Search on the hashtag anytime during the week to follow the conversation. Add your thoughts using the same hashtag. If you haven’t used Twitter for professional development, this is a great way to start.

### Reading schedule

- Book Study Monday announcement
- July 10: Introduction and Chapter 1, Structuring Math Workshop
- July 17: Chapter 2, Organizing Math Workshop
- July 24: Chapter 3, Managing Math Workshop
- July 31: Chapter 4, Planning Math Workstations
- August 7: Chapters 5, Math Workstation Tasks
- August 14: Chapter 6, Implementing Math Workshop

Get ready for a great learning experience!

The wonderful folks at Shell Education (a division of Teacher Created Materials) have graciously provided four $50 gift cards for a giveaway! To enter, just add a comment to this post stating what you hope to gain from the book study. There is also an option to tweet about the book study and giveaway to earn additional entries. While you can only enter once by commenting, you can enter daily by tweeting to earn extra entries. Please be sure to meet the requirements of the entry, because I do check. 🙂

Anna says

I have only just started trying math groupings this past year and I feel that I could improve in this practice.

Kelly Braun says

I am looking forward to this book study. I am ONLY teaching math to 3rd graders next year and am BEYOND excited. I really want to implement the workshop model for math, just as I did for reading/writing last year.

Amber says

I look forward to clarification on some points and learning from the experience of other educators.

Charla says

I’ve taught kindergarten and first, moving up to second this year. I love to teach math and am excited about implementing workshops!

Lisa Stroz says

I’ve tried to implement Daily 3 math and would like to learn more about this way of organizing my math block. Last year I was lucky to have parent help twice a week.

Toni says

I’m excited for this book study! Our Math Department did a book study with Laney’s book, Guided Math, this past school year! Can’t wait to learn more about math workshop!

Robin B says

I am so excited to participate in this book study. My hope is I get a handle on Guided Math. In the last couple of years the Guided Math in my classroom has slowly eroded. I purchased this book as an e-book so that I could spend the time to read and begin working on re-energizing Math in my classroom. Being able to participate in a book study will allow me to gain insights from the author but other colleagues as well. I am so looking forward to July 10th.

Kimberly J. says

I am moving to a new grade level next year. I want to bring Guided Math Workshop to the 7th and 8th grade!

Annette Peyovich says

I hope to gain great workstation activity ideas to help my kiddos master their 5th grade math standards and for me to learn more strategies that will work to ease the chaos of off task kiddos at stations.

Robin Miles says

I am already reading the book and will be implementing when we start school July 31. This would be beneficial to clear up any questions I have or other ideas as I implement.

Debbie Spear says

just finished my first year of teaching elementary math and wish to improve for the upcoming year. I did math stations and struggled with finding and implementing adequate stations. With this book and the one releasing in August I hope to become a better math teacher!

Colette McLaughlin says

Looking forward to Book Study Monday. I have been trying to obtain a copy of the book and am having difficulty.

Donna Boucher says

Really? I’m sorry to hear that. It looks like it’s in stock at Amazon and you can get it from TCM’s website!

Maryanne Kenly says

Very excited about the book study! I am trying to implement this into my district, encouraging my teachers as both an AIS math provider and k12 math coach.

sarah cook says

I’ll be a 2nd year teacher next year in 3rd grade. I began implementing a guided math approach mid-year last year based on what I read on this blog. My top goal for next year is to complete my transition from group lessons to guided math. It’s exciting and a little intimidating, so I expect the book study to be a big help!

Staci Lewis says

I’m looking forward to hearing how other people implement Guided Math in order to best meet the needs of all learners.

Rachel says

I hope to increase the effectiveness of my lessons and guided math journey

Amy says

I did a version of math workshop last year. It started off promising but slowly tapered off to nothing.

I’d really like to look into the GUIDE framework mentioned in the book and get ideas for meaningful station activities / tasks.

Tracy says

I am very excited to be part of this book study. I have used guided math for quite some time now, but with a new math adoption this past year, I found that it started to fall to the wayside. I am eager to learn more and share ideas with colleagues.

Terri says

I would love to join. I am a math specialist and I work with 13 classes and am helping with the implementation of math workshop. This would be helpful. Hoping to win the giveaway so I can purchase the book!!

Michelle Bateman says

I want to learn how to implement math workstations and how to teach math like I already do reading. I hope to learn lots of good ideas for managing everyone while teaching small groups. I hope to learn ideas for engaging meaningful activities so I don’t get stuck in “busywork mode.”

Sarah Elliott says

I just finished reading the Guided Math book from 2010 and I really like the idea of teaching in small groups. I can’t wait to learn more.

Adrian K. says

I’ll be moving from 8th grade to working with 2nd-5th grade students in exceptional ed, so in addition to implementing centers, I’m looking for any strategies that with assist students with math deficits.

Tina says

Looking forward to collaborating on different ways to start this.

Lisa Smith says

Really excited to have more ideas for moving third graders forward in small groups in math!

Kelly Malloy says

To learn additional ways to use Guided Math.

Susanna Berrones says

I am newer to using small groups, and I am looking for ways to enhance and improve what I am doing, as well as looking for specific ways to design activities/select activities that will allow me to meet curriculum demands while also differentiating better to meet the needs of all my students.

Reed Clapp says

I’d love to see my math block patterned after my reading block.

Gina says

Hoping to provide more differentiated learning through centers and small groups. Also hope to provide more student centered learning and choice.

Candy A Brugger says

I am hopeful this can help me make our math time effective and efficient with student accountability. Looking forward to the study.

Lisa Caine says

Guided Math is the way to go! I think it really helps each child grow.

Liann says

Looking forward to getting much better at guided math. I’m changing grade levels this year, so specifically I’m looking to learn 2nd grade content.

Mary C. says

This book looks great! Although I already do Guided Math, I’d like to work on developing more structure and efficiency in my math block. Can’t wait to start!

Kim Machinsky says

I am hoping to gain some insight in how to get guided math going in my kindergarten classroom.

Stefanie says

I am looking forward to learning the structure of guided math and how to best implement it in an inclusion setting. Also, our math program we use is set up for mostly whole group instruction, so I am hoping to get more ideas and strategies of how to use it in a small group setting.

Abby Jacobs says

I started guided math this year and am excited to learn more!

Joy flanders says

I read the book last summer as some of the teachers I worked with were interested in doing Guided Math in their classrooms. We implemented Guided Math in Grade 4 in two schools using the Eureka Math. It was a huge success for our students. I am interested in learning more and how to bring it to the lower grades.

Dawn says

I’m hope the book study will help me implement a fully-throated version of guided math.

Susan says

I am looking forward to this study group. I have wanted to implement a math workshop model since reading Guided Math but it has been tricky. The support will be extremely helpful!

Lori says

I started reading the book earlier this summer so I an excited for the book study. I can;t wait to share some thoughts and learn more about guided math,

Cherie says

I am always studying and researching ways to improve math instruction. Last summer I studied Laney’s Guided Math Framework and I’m so excited to read this new book to help refine math workshop in my classroom.

Penny Oelschlegel says

I have taught math for 14 years and will be in a new as an Instructional Math Coach next year and hope to encourage others teachers to use the guided math workstation model. I hope to gain insight and evidence of successful models from the book study that I can share.

Jeannette says

I am excited that my teachers want to know more about Guided Math. Excited to see where we’ll go in year 2! Thanks for hosting Donna.

Amanda G Armentani says

I am looking forward to this book study! I am changing grade level and need to adapt what I am doing to meet the needs of second graders. I previously taught fourth grade.

Stephanie Joyce says

Hoping to learn tips from Donna and other participants on differentiating for guided math. Pleased to get additional book that spans grades 3-5 and hoping to learn how the resources in that book interface with the main book study book.

Donna Boucher says

That one I can answer now. The grade banded books coming out in August provide additional tasks to use in your workstations. The book that is already out, that is the subject of the book study, contains some tasks, but is primarily a handbook for planning, organizing, and implementing Math Workshop.

Julie says

As a math coach, I hope to collaborate with others and find helpful tips to pass on to my teachers.

E'liane Khang says

I am very excited about this book! My goal is to better tweak and move away from whole group instruction to small group instruction more than I have in past years. I look forward to participating in the professional math talk this book study will provide.

Tracey Williams says

I have been thinking about trying math workshop for awhile. This will help me make 2017-2018 the year!

Ann Knight says

Excited to participate in this online book study. Was looking for a great summer read for extending Guided Math ideas. Found it! Thanks, Donna (and Laney). 🙂

Leigh says

Excited to read the book and talk about it!

Becky says

I’ve been working towards a work station approach in math and hope this will give more ideas and direction.

Pam says

I am very excited about this book study! I’ve tried guided math, but always feel as though I am not organized as well as I should be.

Mariana Breaux says

I’m interested in learning more about Math Workshop to add to my toolbox as I help teachers at my campus move away from direct whole group instruction to a math workshop framework. The more resources and research I have, the better! 🙂

Rhonda says

I have been working on making this an effective part of my math instruction so here we go!!

Laurie says

Looking forward to the book study. Just glanced at the Twitter Handbook. Needed a good reason to venture into Twitter…this is it!

Donna Boucher says

Woo hoo! Glad to hear it. Twitter is amazing for professional development!

Heather says

Our district is leaning towards more guided math for our elementary grades and I am a new Instructional coach and I hope that I can help use this to give them the guidance they need to be successful with guided math as they dig deep to develop better conceptual understanding.

Karen Amador says

Our district is expecting to see guided math in our classrooms. We got started last year and are anxious to learn more to do even better next year.

Candice Patterson says

I’m new to teaching math, so this would be a tremendously helpful!

Lisa Fisher says

This looks great! I can’t wait to get started!

Ashley Ivy says

Our district is in the process of implementing Guided Math for Grades 3-6. Very excited about the upcoming book study not only to find some great activities but also to communicate and collaborate with others who have been implementing the process. Thank you so much for the upcoming book study! Can’t wait 🙂

Elisa Waingort says

By participating in this book study, I hope to continue to deepen my understanding of guided math and workshop teaching. I read Lanney’s book when it first came out and found it very provocative. Not having a way to implement it or a partner to share successes and failures with, it went by the wayside. I look forward to rekindling this interest through this book study.

Yocheved Weiner says

I wanted to learn more about guided math because I wanted to implement it my classroom this year.

Pam Hargrove says

So glad I saw this on Twitter. Can’t wait to get started.

Kimberle says

Bought this book awhile back and now have a reason to get started. Love reading professional material but also enjoy reading others thoughts on the same topic. Hope to get guided Math going in the Fall.

Laura says

Can’t wait to use this with my math workshop! Our teachers are hoping to do a book study together.

Donnetta says

I hope to gain some implementable routines, procedures, and strategies for running effective small groups and math stations.

Becky says

Looking forward to learning how to become a better math teacher!

Lori says

Is the book study free with the purchase of the book?

Donna Boucher says

Even without purchase, ha ha! I post online and it’s free for anyone to read.

H White says

Now that I feel more confident teaching Guided Reading, I look forward to honing my skills with Guided Math and workshop. I think I can really grow in this area.

Mary kellogg says

I’ve ordered my copies through Amazon and they are pre-selling at the moment. I won’t seem them until August. I plan to follow along though. I hope to be able to coach my teachers better with the workshop model. Our district has adopted the framework for all subject areas.

Donna Boucher says

The books that are preselling for August are just additional tasks. The book for this book study is already available. It contains all the info you’ll need to plan, organize, and implement Math Workshop.

Kim says

I wanted to do this, but when I purchased on Amazon…. It won’t arrive until August!!

Donna Boucher says

Oh no! Could you cancel the Amazon order and order it from Teacher Created Materials? If not, you can still read the big composts and comments throughout the study.

Kim says

I did cancel it, but according to posts it’s also delayed thru TCM. 🙁

Donna Boucher says

Yes, demand is outpacing supply at this point! Thanks for being patient!!

Felicitas says

I’m looking forward to improving what I currently do in my class. I’m a 4th grade special education teacher in an inclusion class and sometimes it is difficult to differentiate for so many different needs.

Joy St.Germain says

Looking forward to learning more to “up my game” with guided math workshop!

Sarah says

I am hoping to see how I can incorporate guided math into my clas room as much as possible. We are mandated to use a basal, which actually isn’t so horrible, but I am hoping to pick up some pieces that I can supplement with, and to create more numerical sense opportunities for my students.

Margie Pearse says

I love, love, love the book! I am looking forward to learning from you and all the participants in the book study! I am hoping to learn more about implementing meaningful math stations for the early grades. I am curious how others use choice in their guided math time for K-3.

Amy Smith says

I hope to learn how to incorporate this into my 7th grade math class. This is my 1st year trying it

Donna says

Definitely helpful!

Kristin says

I am also very excited about this study! I have been doing math stations, but need to fine tune the stations and my small group instruction.

Michelle Bader says

It looks like the book is on backorder through TCM (at least the paper version). I’m looking forward to implementing math stations and Kehl ping my students become more engaged and more flexible math thinkers!

Cathy says

I really hope to gain a better understanding how to have. A better guided math and productive math stations. I have changed to a new school, district, and grade (2nd). I am hoping the book study will bring it all together for me to be a better and do better for my students.

Kim says

This is exactly the type of professional development I was looking for this summer as I prepare to teach 4th grade math next year!

Michelle says

I plan on using more formal math grouping in my classroom this year, and I’m sure this would give me a wonderful framework!

Caden says

As a math specialist using guided math groups and math workshop is something I encourage teachers to use. There are many different approaches that can be used. I am looking for another perspective that may more closely match some of my teachers’ styles and opinions about math instruction. Adding this book to our professional library will also be a great resource. I do plan to get the grade band task books as well!

Patti says

TCM says the book is on backorder, however, ebook is available. Is there anyway to release a preview of chapter 1 so we can join on the 10th with the hope that our books will be arriving?

Donna Boucher says

Wow! We sold them out. Ha ha. I will check with the publisher and see when they expect the books to ship.

Dena Morrison says

I want to figure out how to set up and use guided math in my 5th grade classroom.

Val B says

This is my 38th year of teaching and I want to make it the best year ever for math learning for my sixth grade students!

Sharon says

I look forward to learning about guided math groups! It is something that I would like to learn more about..

Jan says

I am looking for more ideas on how to help teachers implement guided math into their instruction.

Angie Walden says

I am going to start small groups for math this year, but I am not sure where to even start. I am hoping this book will help me get going successfully this year, as I will be only teaching 2nd grade math this year.

Laura Carter says

My principal gave me this book to look at over the summer, so this study is a perfect way for me to do that!

Stacy says

I have been implementing Math Workshop for the last 1.5 years and love the results I’m seeing. I am always looking for new ideas!

NotJANE says

Ordering today! I am excited to see this new book. I loved the OG Guided Math book so I am pumped to gear up for a new year with this one.

Roxanne says

I can not wait to learn more about guided math groups. Want to be able to help other teachers implement them in their instruction.

Olwyn Hughes says

I have been using math workshop for a few years now. I am keen to get a new perspective and see how I can change up and improve what I am already doing. Thanks!

Rochelle Peasley says

I led a K-2 math PLC focusing on Laney Sammon’s Guided Math book. Looking forward to implementing the ideas this book as well as the workstations book to our group this year!

lynn says

I would love to be a part of this book study!

Melissa Perkins says

I’m hoping to try out math workshop in my 7th grade classroom. Hopefully this book study will help give me ideas about how to implement this.

Theresa Farmer says

I’m very excited to start math stations in my 5th grade class this year. We start school in July so I hope to finish the book before school starts! 😀

Sheila says

I’m hoping to gain some insight into math workshop and start this coming school year.

Margarita says

I am teaching 3rd Grade Math and I am looking forward to the book study. I hope to implement the workshop model.

Margarita

Roseanne Welte says

I would love to find more practical ways to make Guided Math work in my classroom. I want to be able to use this model and still cover all of the curriculum.

Diana says

I am hoping to do Math Workshop better! I have dipped my toe in and I love it, but would definitely like to learn more!

Tamara Moore says

I’ve been thinking about implementing guided math but just haven taken the leap. I expect through this book study I will feel more confident in understanding the process. I really need this to help push me on over.

Becky Stegall says

Hi Donna! I’m looking forward to reading this book for any additional insight into managing a successful workshop in junior high. Thanks!!

Donna Boucher says

Hey, Becky! It’s exciting to see how many of the comments reference junior high/middle school!

Lori McGuire says

Help getting small groups started in math classrooms is one of my top requests from teachers as a math specialist. I am thrilled to get the chance to do the book study side by side with you. This should be a game changer for next year.

Ashley Norbut says

Hi Donna! I follow both your blog and your Twitter account and find both of them to provide helpful strategies, articles and activities for teaching math in my first grade classroom. I’m very excited to participate in another summer book study with you! I bought Guided Math Workshop last summer but didn’t finish it because of a busy schedule. Looking forward to this book study for the opportunity to read and discuss this book with others! I used Math Workshop for 4 years with our old curriculum. Last year we adopted the Singapore Math curriculum (which I came to love!). Our trainer mentioned that SM is not intended for small group instruction. So, I tried it whole group last year. It was fine, but I really missed connecting with all of my students on a daily basis. I’m hoping to gain some ideas for Guided Math Workshop and possibly some strategies for implementing workshop from anyone out there who might also be using Singapore Math. Thanks for organizing this study!

Ashley N. says

Ooops, I dug out my copy to get started and now realize that I was talking about the wrong book! I have Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instructions, not Guided Math Workshop. It’s not currently available on Amazon. Any suggestions for another place to purchase the book? Thanks!

Donna Boucher says

Math Workshop is one of the seven components of Guided Math, so this new book provides detail about that specific component. You can get the Math Workshop book from Teacher Created Materials.

Ashley N. says

Thanks Donna!

Michelle says

I can’t wait to begin this book. I am excited to learn and gain more knowledge for next year.

Sandy says

I love teaching reading and writing using the workshop model and am anxious to get this going for my third graders with math also.

Carol Beier says

I am wanting to gain more information in this area!!

Patricia says

I am hoping to learn how to differentiate to meet the needs of all my young mathematicians. I am looking forward to the book study and the slow Twitter chat.

Sam says

I’m new to math groups in the upper grades. I can’t wait to learn different strategies.

Marsha Adler says

I’m looking forward to gaining knowledge as a Math Instructional Coach this school year. I will use strategies gained to improve instruction in our school.

Louise li says

I teach grade one and two so I’m looking forward to learning how to use math workshop better in order to differentiate for my students,

Chanelle Blucker says

I teach first grade and started math workshop last year. I would love more direction on what to do during the stations.

Patti Loya says

I am a 1st grade teacher in Pearland (right close by). I have dabbled with Guided Math, but really feel I have a long way to go to feel like it is running smoothly in my class. I am currently studying the first Sammons Guided Math book, so I think this book study will be a great help in getting my thoughts and plans together to begin the new year off right as far as implementing GM. Can’t wait to start.

Mary Dombrowski says

I started using Guided Math and math centers at the end of the school year. I am looking forward to starting out the new 3rd grade year with them & “beefing up” my math curriculum.

Kjersti Johnson says

I’d really like to change my math block…..hoping to get some good ideas from this book!

Kimmy Ripley says

My Chloe Pearl LOVES math! It’s her favorite subject in school and she excels at it. I would imagine that something like this could make her even greater at it.

kelly woods says

Help my daughter who we homeschool. Thank you.

Dynal Roberson says

I hope to gain a better understanding of what I am doing as I tread upon the homeschooling pathways.

Kelsey Vinson says

I’m hoping to improve my teaching techniques. My daughter struggles with math so it’s something we have to work on at home a lot as well

Vanessa Martinez says

Need to brush up on my skills

Sandy A says

Really looking forward to incorporating guided math instead of the current block we use as I feel it would make a tremendous difference for the students.

Patricia emmick says

I’m in my third year teaching. I am following a guided math routine, but I haven’t really had any training with it. I’m joining this book study to enhance my guided math knowledge and hope to learn some ways to better manage my time!

Jeri Banghart says

I’m very interested in the guided math book studied. Do I need to register, or simply participate in the Twitter discussions. I’m new to using Twitter so I’m not sure how it works. I have download the teacher guide you shared to help me get off to a great start. Any suggestions/pointers on how to successfully be a part?

Donna Boucher says

I’m so glad you are diving into Twitter! It a great professional development resource. Be sure to also visit here at my website each Monday to read my thoughts on each chapter as well as the comments of others!

Jeri Banghart says

Great! Thank you!

Helen says

Excited to learn how to effectively teach in math groups and assess student progress.

Kimberly Baldwin says

How do you sign up for the guided math workshop?

Donna Boucher says

No sign up is required! I will publish a post each Monday night according to the reading schedule. You just read and comment!

Jaime says

Our school is currently reading the Guided Math book for the framework. I can’t wait to start the Workshop book to gain strategies for the classroom. Thanks for doing this! So excited!!!

Julie Wilson says

This will be my 2nd year in 3rd grade. I taught guided reading for many years in 1st and 2nd but have never taught math in he same way. I am so excited to be a part of this book study. I have already read the Guided Math framework book this summer. My goal is to implement math workshop this year in order to meet ALL of my students’ needs.

Allison says

I teach 4th grade math and hope to incorporate a workshop model this coming year. I just ordered my book, so I’ll be behind on reading. I look forward to learning from everyone during this book study.

Katelyn says

I am starting my second year teaching and am not very familiar with Guided Math and am excited to learn! Would it be beneficial for me to have the Framework book as well as the Workshop or will the Workshop book be sufficient?

Donna Boucher says

The Workshop book provides some info on the framework, but I think you’d want a copy of the book to really understand each of the components well.

Ann says

I’m teaching Grade 3 and have used the rotation model, with a teacher station. My stations include choice of activities for a variety of levels. I find it challenging to maintain this format. I am interested in trying the GUIDE model this year. I am excited to be part of this book talk!

Laurie Young says

I have been using the guided math format for a few years. I am hoping this book study will give me ideas and strategies to better implement guided math!

Mel says

Hi Ann,

I just wanted to pop in to commiserate…I also teach grade 3 and have done rotations for the last 3 years. I agree that rotations are challenging, and my last class really struggled with that model. It seems that some years go really well, and others make me want to pull my hair out! I am also looking forward to the GUIDE model.

Donna Boucher says

It’s always a work in progress with anything we do in our classrooms, right? And that’s why so much of this book focuses on planning and implementing Workshop. That piece is critical, as I’m sure you’ve seen in your three years.

Mel says

Yes, teaching is a work in progress! I have an attitude of try it, reflect on it, try it or tweak it, reflect, repeat. So each year I take note of what worked well and why. Then I ask myself if it could be or should be improved. Then I do the same with the things that didn’t work well, and ask myself why, and if it should be improved, tweaked, or dropped. Part of teaching is having enough tools to be flexible and responsive to the learning needs of each new class. So, while rotations worked really well two years ago, they tanked this year and I needed to dig through my toolbox to find a solution.

I just finished reading Guided Math Conferences, and my hope is that after I finish Guided Math Workshops, then I will more intentional and purposeful in my teaching and planning, as I am also a work in progress!

Kimberly Baldwin says

Hi,

I finally got my GM workshop book. It is a wonderful resource!!. My question is , how long should I plan for my Guided math GUIDE rotation? Would one hour be enough or should I plan on i and 1/2 hours?

Donna Boucher says

Yea! So glad your book is in hand. As to your question, of course I’m going to say 1 1/2 hours! You can certainly do it in one hour, but if your schedule is flexible, 1 1/2 hours would be great.

Kim says

My book came in today although it was scheduled to be here late August!!! What do I need to do to get caught up? Also please remind me the details of the study. Thanks!

Donna Boucher says

Woo hoo! Glad the books are filling out. To get caught up, use the links in the Reading Schedule to go back and read the first two posts and comments. There’s also info on joining the slow Twitter chat, which has been very active.