As you saw the other day, I was very very lucky to be able to share the exclusive cover of Aisha Bushby's new book A Pocketful of Stars (if you missed the announcement, check it out here!) It got me thinking about using blurbs in the classroom and how much we really learn about a … Continue reading Using blurbs in the classroom
I Am Human: a beautiful picture book, delivering an important message of empathy "I am human I am a work in progress Striving to be the best version of ME From the picture book dream team behind I Am Yoga and I Am Peace comes the third book in their wellness series: I Am Human. A hopeful meditation on all … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Susan Verde
Are you looking for a gorgeously illustrated simplified version of Shakespeare plays to use in the classroom? LOOK NO FURTHER. A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories is a beautiful collection of 12 of Shakespeare's most popular plays in a new book, perfect for 7 years+. Having had the chance to read through this already, I … Continue reading BOOK BLOG: Shakespeare Stories
As many of you know, I am FINALLY a qualified teacher and I have my own classroom, my own class... is it terrifying? YES. Was week 1 exhausting? Yes. Was it the very best? YES SO MUCH. I've had so many kind words from everyone and it makes my heart so happy! Thank you everyone! … Continue reading MY FIRST CLASSROOM
"Miss, are you our main teacher? There won't be someone else teaching us all the time? Will it be you?" Why yes, yes kids I am your main teacher! I MADE IT. I QUALIFIED. I HAVE MY OWN CLASS. MY OWN ROOM. MY KIDS. MY TEACHING. It's been A YEAR. But, last week, I FINALLY … Continue reading “Miss, are your our main teacher?!”
Morning everyone! How are we all today? As you know I am a MASSIVE advocate for reading within school (and in my life outside of school, lets be real) and finding more books to read in school, which can be used in the classroom, is always a brilliant way to get books into classrooms. As … Continue reading Twinkl originals
Yes, We're getting to that time of year again.. SATs time. Now, they don't HAVE to be stressful. I know schools all deal with them differently. There is no right way for the collective, there's only a right way for your school, for your kids. For us, we bring the kids in early, ensure they … Continue reading Y6 SATS Survival
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 … Continue reading 2 down, 2 to go!
As you saw at the beginning of December, in my Perfect Presents feature, I am a MASSIVE fan of buying books for EVERYONE for Christmas. I think books ARE the perfect present. If you missed that feature, please check out my gift guides for EVERYONE in your life: - Perfect Presents #1 deals with picture book recommendations … Continue reading Why buy books?
The final installment of #AskMissElliott this year featured some interesting questions, some stupid questions and some that weren't even questions! So here we are, a few of the choice questions! Once you started working in this school, what class did you teach first? I started as a TA in Year 6. Did 3 years in … Continue reading Ask Miss Elliott