A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Wonderful story writing from my little munchkins!

Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching Year 2 (6-7 year olds). My training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!

This week has been jam packed full! I have had parent interview meetings, a harvest festival at the church and a week of story writing. It’s been so rewarding though.

A few weeks back, I mentioned how my school had decided to use books to drive a topic (my idea of heaven!). I was very excited about our wordless picture book Journey. This week the children wrote their stories based on the book. I knew they were enjoying the lessons, but my goodness did we get results! I really liked how we got them excited about the book, then taught them about noun phrases using the text. They then actually applied them in their stories. We’ve taught them grammar before but then they didn’t use it in context. So for them to actually apply what they had learnt was pretty impressive. My heart was singing!

I was so proud of every child’s effort. That wasn’t a bad story amongst the 29 stories in the class. I am so excited to use books again going forward. It makes this bookworm/teacher’s heart very happy.

We have one more week before a week’s break. I’m looking forward to resting and recharging ready for some more fun next half term!

A Week In The Life Of A Primary School Teacher- Inspired children!

Every Sunday (hopefully) I shall be posting a personal post about my life as a primary school teacher. I currently work at a primary school teaching Year 2 (6-7 year olds). My training posts on this subject were really successful and so therapeutic for me, therefore I’ve decided to continue posting on the topic. I will not be naming any children, or the school where I work. If personal posts aren’t your thing then feel free to skip these posts. I won’t mind! Bookish goodness returns as normal Monday-Saturday!

I have absolutely loved this week with my class! The week started off really well with our book launch of Journey by Aaron Becker. I don’t know if you’ve heard of this book, but it is a book with no words. Just gorgeous illustrations.

Journey (Journey Trilogy, #1)

Click on the book image to learn more about the book!

I ‘read’ this book to the children this week making sure they put some ideas into it. They were so excited to make up their own words in the book. Straight away, I was impressed with the sentences they were coming up with orally. It makes me very excited to start writing their stories in the week after next. Having such a fun and successful start of the week set me up well for the rest of the week! 🙂

I also enjoyed a very practical science lesson this week. I’m a huge believer in primary being lots of fun, so I try to make everything as fun as I can. I’ve had some great Science lessons this half term, with the children really displaying those scientific concepts that I want to draw out of them, without realising their learning! They just think it’s good fun and that’s what I strive for!

Here’s to another good week! Fingers are crossed!