Half term is…

Half term is…

A time for me to switch off for a minute.
For me to see friends that I’ve not seen for a while.
A time for me to breathe.

Time to get creative.
An opportunity for me to read all of the books.
The time I spend with my family.
A time to reflect. 
Breakfasts and lie ins.
Laughter and relaxation.
Time off from being Miss Elliott, and being Steph again.
Doing what I want to do, when I want to.
Late nights (mainly because books).
Starbucks and cake.
Time for my brain to rearrange itself and process what’s just been happening.
A time I miss my kids.
Getting through that TBR pile.
Posting pictures from whatever I’m up to.
Seeing my goddaughters. 
Sitting in Waterstones doing a bit of planning.
Sundays where I only blog. 
Getting round to doing things I’ve been putting off.
Seaside walks and cups of tea.
Time for me to be by myself.
Realising there’s more to me than my job.
Knowing that my job is an important part of my identity, but not the only part.

What half term looks like is different for everyone, but I love a half term holiday. I love my job with all that I am, but I can enjoy being off too. 

What does half term mean to you?
What does half term look like in your life?

Happy half term everyone! 

S x 

 

A month in the life of me…

In January, I…

Moved to Year 6. Was terrified. Was excited. Dealt with some school stuff. Coped well with a lot of change. Realised some things about myself. Managed a whole month in Year 6. Worked my arse off. Realised that sometimes you’ve just gotta do what you can cause you can’t always do everything. Fretted about things that didn’t really matter. Fretted about things that did matter. Loved working with that class again. Read a lot of Letters from the Lighthouse. Dropped a few balls. Picked them back up. Texted my friends a lot. Used sleepscapes a lot to help me sleep. Rejoiced about the fact that the sunshine is coming back. Bought some new clothes. Cleared out some old clothes. Celebrated my birthday with a book and cake. Turned 31. Realised that age truly is just a number. Was offered some incredible professional opportunities. Got back into contact properly with someone from my past. Got back on online dating. Remembered why I hated it so much. Persevered. Texted new people. Had some wonderfully deep conversations with old friends and new friends. Missed my brother a lot. Went to see Maleficent 2 with my twiglets and Kate. Spent New Years Day on a walk with family. Remembered how much I love walking. Tried to look after myself a lot better. Failed at times. Read a lot of books. Got back into blogging better. Stressed about stupid things. Had a cry or two. Spent a lot of time in my pyjamas. Started making plans for holidays. Received some incredible book post. Watched a lot of The Masked Singer. Listened to a lot of X Ambassador. 

S x 

2 down, 2 to go!

Last week was week 2 in my Second School Placement and what a week it was! It was a total rollercoaster of a week. I had some definite down moments, but there were some real up moments too!

Getting to grips with new kids, behaviour systems and new ways of managing behaviour is definitely the thing I think I have struggled with most so far on SSP. I have to keep reminding myself that unwanted behaviour is not personal.  This is a hard one to accept sometimes. I had a moment this past week where I definitely felt like I wanted to cryit all got a bit much for me. I’m very lucky to have some lovely supportive teachers (and a really supportive Head) to keep me afloat whilst at SSP. 

These brilliant members of staff have definitely helped me to feel more comfortable in school, it’s felt a bit more like home. I’ve no doubt that by the end of this half term (2 weeks time!) that I’ll be sad to leave. 4 weeks somewhere isn’t the longest span of time to settle in and make an impression, but I’m hoping the impression I’m making is positive. I’m trying to throw myself into school life entirely; I’ve been out on the yard in the morning, at break time and at the end of the day; I volunteered to help at choir after school (which I properly loved – it was so lovely to see the kids outside of the classroom). 

I’ve loved being able to teach a range of children – groups in Year 6, whole class in Year 3 and 4. I’m all over the shop, but it’s good. It’s all excellent experience

I had my first formal observation in SSP last week. It was a Science observation in Year 6. The kids were great and my feedback was so positive, with some things to think about. Science is not my comfort zone, so I thought it would be a good one to start with. I’m being observed twice next week, EEEK. My SCITT tutor is coming to see me on Wednesday (I’m teaching a Geography lesson, and possibly Music!) and then on Friday I’m being observed in Mathslet’s hope they stay positive! 

And that’s about it. These weeks feel like they’re dragging but also flying. 

S x

2017 Book Survey

Hello!
We’re in 2018 now, but I thought I would spend some time reflecting on the amazing bookish year I had in 2017 with this brilliant End of Year Book Survey. I saw this on my friend Kelly’s blog (check out her post here). Check out the original post from Jamie here, with all of the questions here

I hope you’re ready for a long one!

Number Of Books You Read: (if we’re going purely on my Goodreads total, which doesn’t include picture books) 112
Number of Re-Reads: 0
Genre You Read The Most From: MG or YA

 

1. Best Book You Read In 2017?

I rated 56 books as 5 star… so I read a LOT of brilliant books. 
I would go with A Quiet Kind of Thunder or The Scarecrow Queen though.

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

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I had such high hopes for Caraval and it just kinda failed. It was OK, but I didn’t love it. 

 3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

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Everyone had RAVED about this book so I was really glad to get my hands on it and then I ended up really disliking it. I didn’t really enjoy it AT ALL.

 4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

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So many people have told me they read this series because of my pushing. Quite happy with that. More people need Melinda Salisbury in their life.

 5. Best series you started in 2017? Best Sequel of 2017? Best Series Ender of 2017?

Best series I started? Ink by Alice Broadway. I absolutely adored this book and I can’t wait for the continuation this year! I want to know what’s coming next!

Best sequel? Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton. This series is EXCEPTIONAL and Traitor is just brilliant. (I’ve also just finished Hero at the Fall and MY WORD)

Best series ender? The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury. So the Twylla you meet in The Sin Eater’s Daughter is an incredibly different Twylla to the young woman in this book. I love her so much. 

 6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2017?

Matt Haig. Not really a NEW author, but I hadn’t read anything by him before this year but I ended up reading 5 books by him in one year!

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

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I don’t read much non-fiction. But this book is exceptional and I would implore each and every one of you to read it.

 8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

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I didn’t want to ever put this book down. It is just brilliant. 

 9. Book You Read In 2017 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

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I’m not a massive re-reader, but kids books I have read to myself and then will take into the classroom. I can’t wait to use A Place Called Perfect in the classroom. It’ll be a BRILLIANT class novel. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2017?

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I am such a magpie for anything sparkly! Absolutely adored this cover. It was one of my most anticipated reads for YALC.

11. Most memorable character of 2017?

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Jin. Oh Jin. 

 12. Most beautifully written book read in 2017?

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I absolutely adore Kiran’s writing style and this book is an incredibly well written and moving story. I need to reread it. 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2017?

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The writing of this book, and Matt Haig’s writing in general, is brilliant and really makes you think. 

 14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2017 to finally read? 

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Everyone shouted at me to read Radio Silence, so I did. In 3 hours. I can’t believe I waited so long!

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2017?

“The past doesn’t have to define you Leora. Your mistakes don’t have to be for ever. There’s redemption. There’s always redemption.” (Alice Broadway, Ink)

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2017?

Shortest: 96 pages (Mint Choc Chip at the Market Cafe)
Longest: 570 pages (Traitor to the Throne)

 17. Book That Shocked You The Most

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NO WORDS. I HAVE NO WORDS. I audibly gasped at least 4 times in this book. (Yep, I know. I am a lucky duck to have this!)

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)

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Amani and Jin forever.

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year

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The friendships between the girls in The Fandom. Especially Katie. She’s HILARIOUS. I want a Katie in my life.

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2017 From An Author You’ve Read Previously

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I’d read Who Let The Gods Out and NEEDED Simply The Quest. I love Maz. I think she’s brilliant and these books are both hilarious and mythological – an excellent combination!

21. Best Book You Read In 2017 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure:

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I was very lucky to get a copy of this (thank you book fairy Sarah!) and everyone else was reading it. Once my friends were talking about how good it was, I KNEW I needed to read it.

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2017?

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The Explorer. A weird one I realise, but yeah, him.

23. Best 2017 debut you read?

I can’t talk about these two books enough. I absolutely love them both.

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

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Mel’s worldbuilding is exceptional. You always feel like you’re IN her world. Immersion is the best!

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

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I smiled all the way through Unconventional. It is one of those really happy books. I recommend it to everyone when they need something to smile at.

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2017?

ALL OF THEM. I cry at all of the books.

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

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This is one of those quiet favourites of the year. Emery Lord is a brilliant author and this book properly broke my heart at the end. Not enough people are shouting about this book.

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul?

If you read either of these books and they DON’T crush your soul, we need to chat.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2017?

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I’m not a massive fan of short story collections, but this incredible collection might’ve changed that a little bit (haha, pun not intended)

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)?

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I read a proof of this and it made me SO MAD. SO SO MAD at society and double standards. This book needs to be read by a LOT of people.

 

1. New favorite book blog you discovered in 2017?

Oh man, so many. Some of the regulars I read come from my favourite people in the world though: KellyCoraLivZoeAoife. So many others. 

2. Favorite review that you wrote in 2017?

OH WOW. I think it would have to be my review of all of the Melinda Salisbury books: BOOKBLOG: Melinda Salisbury 2, in which I got to ramble about the WHOLE trilogy.

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Oh man. Any of the #DesertIslandBooks posts. #DesertIslandBooks was such a hit this year and I was so lucky to have so many participants! 

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

2017 was the year of going to many more book events. I was lucky enough to be invited to my first book launch and that was amazing. However, for the sheer scale of it… YALC. You can read all about YALC in my posts: YALC #1 YALC #2

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2017?

Spending time with my favourite bookish people at YALC. QuizYA was particularly brilliant!

6. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year?

Finding a balance between blogging and reading life, and my life as a trainee teacher/student. I think I’ve got an OK balance at the minute, but things are sure to change. 

7. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

Genuinely couldn’t tell you. My most viewed post ever is a teaching thing

8. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Hmmm… I don’t think I have one? 

9. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

#SundayYA. I was an active player in the Sunday YA life before 2017, but in 2017 I was there almost every week and it’s such an amazing community to be part of. I love my #SundayYA family.

10.  Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I had bargained on 52 books on Goodreads, and I wholloped that by reading 112 books. 

 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2017 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2018?

Leigh Bardugo books. All of them. Having read Wonder Woman, and had people recommend them to me, I’m going to get into them. 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2018 (non-debut)?

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SO MANY. I’ve already been lucky enough to read quite a lot of 2018 releases, however there’s still a few I can’t wait to get my hands on. Beyond the Odyssey is one of them!

3. 2018 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

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Despite the fact I’ve read it, The Exact Opposite of Okay is one of my most anticipated. I can’t wait to see people’s reactions to it. It’s a brilliant story.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2018?

Spark by Alice Broadway. I loved Ink and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2018?

Keep blogging. Keep reading. Keep sharing books.

6. A 2018 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable):

YA books:
Hero at the Fall
Goodbye Perfect
State of Sorrow
The Exact Opposite of Okay
The Fandom

MG books:
Sky Chasers
Sky Song 
The Light Jar
The House with Chicken Legs
The Eye of the North

Wow. Well. If you’re still here, congratulations. You deserve a sticker! 

Let me know your 2017 choices! 

S x

2017. What a year.

In 2017, I:

Chased my dream.
Made some brilliant new friends.
Graduated.
Worked hard. 
Felt lonely. 
Went to my first bookish event.
Wrote a dissertation.
Doubted myself most days.
Fell in love with blogging.
Spent time with the people who mean most to me.
Had up and down days.

Read a lot of incredible books.
Felt out of place a lot of the time.
Was sent books from people I completely and utterfly admire.
Started bullet journaling.
Felt like a failure.
Saw my twiglets a lot.

Went to YALC.
Met some of the most incredible twitter people.
Was too self-critical.
Started teacher training.
Watched Beauty and the Beast too many times.
Loved watching my little blog grow.
Received so many incredible books from publishers.
Sang along to my favourite songs at the top of my lungs.
Participated in so many #SundayYA chats. 
Cried because of sadness.
Cried because of happiness.
Watched a lot of Carrie Fletcher videos.
Had the most incredible support.
Fell in love with MG and YA books.
Listened to a lot of Gaston and Moana.

Felt included in the book blogging world.
Visited London multiple times.
Laughed.
Read a few more books.
Saved some money.
Fell over once or twice.
Pushed myself.
Listened to Tom Fletcher’s wedding speech too many times.
Felt out of my comfort zone a lot of the time.
Realised that loving my job, and dedicating my time to my job, is part of who I am.
Never quite felt enough.
Knew that teaching is absolutely the one thing for me.
Watched Ru Paul’s Drag Race A LOT.
Witnessed kindness every single day.
Learned a lot about myself as a teacher.
Learned a lot about myself as a blogger.
Learned a lot about myself as a human.

2017 was an experience. I’m ready for whatever challenges 2018 has (although DEFINITELY quite scared).

S x

2017: what a year!

What a year 2017 has been, ay kids? 

We’ve been through a lot here.

As a student: I’ve gone from writing my dissertation, to graduating, to starting my SCITT, to finishing my first term as a trainee teacher ALL in the space of one year. That’s pretty bonkers

As a blogger: I went from a little known blogger (I’m under no assumption I am well known now, don’t worry!), to going to my first blogger events, being on my first blog tours, going to YALC, being on more blog tours and even being asked to chair an event! What a year. 

2017 has been an incredible year for me, both professionally and blogging wise.

Today I want to share some of my favourite blog posts over the year. Some of the ones I enjoyed writing the most, or the ones I’ve enjoyed seeing your responses to the most. As you well know if you’re a long time reader here, my blogs come in 4 different varieties: discussion blogs, personal blogs, book blogs or school/training blogs. I’ve found blogs of all kinds to share! I hope you enjoy reflecting as much I did! 

Let’s start with bookish blogs:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE who took part in #DesertIslandBooks. It was an absolute joy. I did not think it would quite take off as well as it did. I had my very random idea back in August, and never did I imagine that those posts would keep me going all the way up until December (with some people still being interested!). To all of the authors, bloggers, booksellers, publicists, teachers: you are incredible and I am eternally grateful for your interest and enthusiasm about my little project. #DesertIslandBooks was something I thought would die down after a month or so, you all made my blogger heart very happy! (If you’re interested in 2018’s blog feature, let me know!)

Also, I’d like to thank any of you who joined in, commented on, liked my #SixforSunday posts. Again, that was a stupid little idea I had earlier this year and to see you all get involved and join in makes me very happy. Keep your eyes peeled for the 2018 prompts coming in the next few days! 

Some other bookish highlights:
ALL OF THE AMAZING BOOKS I GOT TO READ because publicists, publishers, fellow bloggers sent them to me. You’re all brilliant. I couldn’t do this without all of you. I still can’t quite believe this is my life every time I get book post.
YALC was a massive highlight of my bookish life this year. I got to meet so many amazing authors, so many brilliant bloggers and spend time with some of my favourite humans. I couldn’t have had a better first YALC experience: YALC #1 and YALC #2.
– Being involved in so many amazing blog tours. Two particular highlights for me are BLOG TOUR: The Scarecrow Queenand When I Grow Up: book tour.

Now on to discussion type blogs:
– “Mam, can I have a book?”  in where I rant about letting your kids choose whatever book they want. Books are books. Books are written to be read. 
Why buy books? where I talk about why I buy my kids books, and why I think it’s important to buy books
How do you read? where I explore how people choose to read – in silence or with noise?
Dear Clothes Manufacturers… where I explore the necessity for pockets in women’s clothing… NECESSARY.

Personal type blogs: 
Bullet journal: this year I started a bullet journal, inspired mainly by my gorgeous human Kelly and I’ve loved sharing my bullet journals with you every month!
What makes me happy?: where I share the things that make me happiest, and the things that give me the most problems
Happy things…: a lovely tradition my lovely friend Grace started on my blog, where I share things which made me happy that week/fortnight/recently – these are my favourite additions to my blog.
Letters to… my people: my ‘letters to…’ series has been long running and I need to keep it going. These blog posts always make me feel very happy. I’ve written to my kids, my friends, bloggers, authors and myself! 

Student/teacher-y posts:
Ask Miss Elliott and I Wish My Teacher Knew… were 2 little things I would do with my Y4 kids last (academic) year and they loved it. Some of their questions were brilliant! A few of the responses to I wish my teacher knew made me a bit emotional too! 
– I started doing reflective blogs as part of my teacher training. I find them great to help me continue to be reflective and think about what happened the previous week. I haven’t done one for weeks, but I will be continuing in 2018: Maths week: Week 10
– I developed quite a massive love for Once Upon A Picture (a blog which shares pictures to use as stimulus) over the past year and shared a few blogs, featuring my kids’ writing and how I used the picture: Wonderful writing?

If you’re still here, then congratulations, you have earned a sticker. I’m sorry I rambled on for so long! 

Do you have a favourite blog post of mine?
What 3 words do you think of when you think of my blog?

What do you want to see more of next year?

Let me know in the comments, or twitter, or email me, or send me a postcard. Tell me. I love writing all of these posts. 

S x

Some weeks are better than others…

Monday brings a reflection of the week gone and my word, what a week last week was.

If you didn’t already know, we had Ofsted in. I don’t have much to say about the experience, except it was stressful, frustrating, exhausting and tough. I did lots of teaching (as a student, I’m slightly different to the rest of the staff in terms of observations) and a lot of helping people out. I have very mixed feelings on Ofsted, but those thoughts are for another blog post in the future. There were some positives from the inspection, and some areas to think about. The one thing that is sticking out to me the most however is the absolutely incredible spirit of the brilliant people I work with. The amount of enthusiasm, effort and sheer joy we have every day for our school, our kids… it’s incredible. Find people you love working with, and it will make even the hardest of weeks bearable.

Besides Ofsted, there’s not been much going on. I went on a behaviour training day at a local primary school, situated in one of the most deprived parts of Newcastle. It’s always interesting to go somewhere else and see how they work there, so to see somewhere with similar issues to my own school was brilliant. I took away a lot of ideas and things to think about from the day – for me the best kind of day.

Yet again I’m poorly. This is week 3 of being poorly. It’s exhausting and just frustrating. I want to be better again, but I guess that’s not happening. I’m just hoping that it will all be OK soon!

I want to take a little minute to say thank you to anyone who took time this week to check in how I was. A massive thanks to Mr Johnson for asking me every day, it means a lot. I’m not great at looking after myself and finding ways to swich off, so to have people telling me to do so and checking how I am makes a difference.

So yeah, last week was hard for a multitude of reasons… Christmas in primary schools is lovely though. 

Thanks for sticking with me!

S x

Stop. Breathe. Reflect.

Working hard. Chasing dreams. Struggling, succeeding. Resilience. Trying. Fighting for what you believe in. Twiglets. Laughter. Smiles. Chocolate. Pumpkin trails. Cousin chats. Talking Drag Race. Seeing an old crush. Genuine conversation. Potential plans. Beauty and the Beast. Being productive. Having lazy days. Listening to the rain. Being out in the sunshine. Friends. More laughter. Reading. Having time to breathe. Looking back and seeing how far I’ve come. Thinking about the future and it not terrify me. Strangers who become friends. Percy. Important stories. Lovely emails. Coffee shop friend dates. Emailing authors. Desert Island Books. Bullet journaling. Stopping. Breathing. Family. New friends. Old friends. Learning. Book post. Conversations with people who care. Blogging. Believing in yourself. Tea. Books. Always books. 

5 weeks down…

Morning! Week 5 has been done and dusted and it’s mad to think that I’m 5 weeks through my teacher training… 2 more weeks until half term. This time is FLYING: part of me is terrified, part of me is thrilled. 

Last week was a really positive week! 

I taught Maths every day I was at school (I’m not in on Thursdays, those are our training days!) and one of those lessons was an informal observation. I was observed on Wednesday – the kids had been struggling with word problems and picking out the important information and then using that to calculate, so I asked the teacher if I could go off script and do a lesson with just word problems. We did a lesson of word problems, with me doing lots of modelling, and they had some word problems to do themselves. I thought the lesson went well, and the teacher agreed. She had some absolutely lovely things to say about my lesson, which was brilliant! There were things from the observation for me to think about too. 

The class teacher has been really supportive of me in the past few weeks. She’s stayed about in the lessons I’ve been teaching and she always gives me feedback. We’ve been working on Journey (Aaron Becker) in English. I recommended it to her for something a little bit different for narrative writing, and we absolutely love it. The kids are really gripped. We use Talk4Writing in my school, so last week we spent time looking at the book (it’s a wordless book!) then boxing up the story and finally we got round to doing some shared writing. The class teacher sat in on one of my shared writing sessions, to see how I did it, and she had some more lovely feedback for me for that lesson too. I love creative writing, it makes my soul happy. I definitely feel like it’s one of those passion subjects for me!

We spent Thursday at university, looking at assessment for learning and our upcoming assignments. It was an up and down day as I don’t feel we were as productive as I would’ve liked, but it was lovely to see all of the primary people again. The upcoming assignment requires recording myself teaching, so I am interested in how that’s going to go (I don’t think I’m going to like doing that!!). 

There’s been other teaching going on – I did some French and History on Monday, then Guided Reading. Lots of variety, always brilliant!

Last week in 3 words?
Invigorating. Reassuring. Positive.

Remember if you’ve got any questions, I’m happy to answer them! 

S x

How time flies!

It’s Monday again, which means it’s a recap of my last week time! 

This week was week 4 and I was back to school after having 2 weeks of block training away from school. To say I was glad to be in school is an understatement. I was pretty nervous though: I’m not really sure why! I was worried that everyone would’ve forgotten who I was (ha, I know, unlikely!).

Monday
Monday was lovely. Seeing everyone again and the kids being glad to see me (and remembering who I was!) was lovely. It was like coming home! I spent time observing and working with groups in Y6. In the afternoon, I taught some History (The Great Exhibition), French (clothing) and we did some Guided Reading

Tuesday
Tuesday brought along a full day of teaching for me. I was in Y6 all day – we got up to all sorts and it was great to be back in my usual habitat, the classroom. It was incredible to build those relationships with the kids again and to get used to being around them again. There was a staff meeting on Maths reasoning after school, which was pretty informative!

Wednesday
Wednesday brought me a whole new challenge. Just as Tuesday, I was teaching all day. However I was teaching all day in Y1! It was a big challenge, and a massive change from Year 6, but I loved it. It exhausted me! From Phonics to doing some Talk 4 Writing, Maths to RE, we had a brilliantly productive day! The highlight of the day was definitely doing Venn diagrams with them and it working! The kids did some amazing reasoning using Venn diagrams too! After school, I had a meeting with my mentor. I’m going to have to learn to be kind to myself after these meetings. 

Thursday
Thursdays are my day out of school. We were at another local primary school learning all about Phonics. It was lovely to see all of my fellow SCITT trainees again and to be in another school, doing some learning and observing.

Friday
On Friday, I did some more observing and working with groups. The teacher did a brilliant lesson on personification in poetry and I loved it. More importantly though, the kids were all super engaged and loving it too! Friday pm is PPA time, so I spent the afternoon planning and doing things for assignments!

This week in 3 words? 
Exhausting. Invigorating. Home

Thank you all for the support on this rollercoaster of a ride! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. 

S x