Behaviour is a MASSIVE thing in schools and it can be as small and as irritating as low level disruptions, to massive scary things like fights and bullying. It all affects the way classrooms work, how kids feel and the dynamics of a room. We all know, even those who aren't teachers, that one person … Continue reading School days: dealing with behaviour!
Hello Sunday, my old friend! A few weeks ago I talked about things that I loved about books, this week I'm going for the opposite... things that really grind on me. "Tropes" or themes in books which really irritate me, that I hate reading. Six tropes I hate - or at least that annoy me! … Continue reading S4S – Tropes I HATE
The Silver Boy: brilliant mystery, perfect for KS2 children! "But when Aladdin’s parents discover food is being stolen from their restaurant, he and his friends decide to investigate. Soon, Aladdin notices a strange boy – dressed in short trousers, despite the freezing cold. But as hard as he tries to catch him, the boy always … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Kristina Ohlsson
The Names They Gave Us: filled with faith, tears and friendship "Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job. Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Emery Lord
Hello, tis Wednesday guest blog time again! This time you are very lucky to be in the hands of my lovely Irish friend Aoife, blogger extraordinaire over at Pretty Purple Polka Dots and Twitterer to the max at @PrettyPPD (you should probably follow her, it's a good idea kids). She's going to talk to you all about the … Continue reading Book snatching?!
Juniper Lemon's Happiness Index: a gorgeous tale of love and memory "It’s been sixty-five days since the accident that killed Juniper’s sister, and ripped Juniper’s world apart. Then she finds the love letter: written by Camilla on the day of the accident, addressed mysteriously to “You,” but never sent. Desperate to learn You’s identity and … Continue reading BOOKBLOG: Julie Israel
Here we go, the final half term of the school year and the final half term of being a HLTA. From September I will officially be a trainee teacher. That's pretty scary to say the least. Am I ready for it? I think yes. I'm probably NOT but I'm ready to do the thing I … Continue reading Back to school
Hello! It's Sunday already, woah how?! This week's theme is: Six types of book cover I love I talked about covers I love on Thursday, so here are the 6 types of books that will make me pick them up! Books with gold on the cover (Hello AQKOT, BBT) Simple covers Rainbow covers (Think Becoming … Continue reading S4S – Covers
Here we go with the 3rd and final post of the Disney week! Thanks so much to Andrew for having me along to discuss Disney villains as part of his Disney weekend! Now for me, I always struggle with this "Favourite Disney villains" thing: am I meant to talk about the ones I like the … Continue reading Disney villains
A while back I was wondering about what makes a "good" cover of a book. What makes people want to pick up a book? Why do we choose certain covers over others? (I know, I know, we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover but shush, we all do it. I am guilty of it … Continue reading Favourite covers