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 incredibly busy but a lot of fun. I’ve continued with teaching poetry, with much more success this week. I gave the children lots of support and ideas and it seems to have gone down well.
We have been watching Michael Rosen reading his poetry. We’re having a poetry sharing session with parents next week and I’ve went with my class as they decided they wanted to perform it to their parents. I love it when the children get the opportunity to lead the learning. It’s certainly inspiring to go with them and our curriculum doesn’t often give you that opportunity.
I’m looking forward to planning lots of creative activities for our next two books. I’m loving that we’ve gone to book led topics. It makes this bookworm’s heart very, very happy.
This week brings my first staff meeting which I’m very nervous about. Luckily it’s about one of my favourite topics… blogging! 🙂 I hope it’ll be received well. Only time will tell…
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about authors. Authors we’d love to meet or can’t believe we’ve met. I’ve decided to go for author’s that I’d love to meet even if I would go a little fangirly on them.
Jojo Moyes- Me Before You is one of my favourite books of all time. I’d be happy to be able to tell Jojo just how much I loved her books!
Jolene Perry- I have enjoyed Jolene’s books so much! They’re much deeper than you’d expect which is great.
Cecelia Ahern- I have loved Cecelia’s writing since P.S. I Love You. Her writing is just so magical.
Alison Rattle- I adore Alison Rattle. Her books are so evocative.
Emma Carroll- Another writer I adore. I nearly got to meet her last year but I was too nervous to say hi!
Giovanna Fletcher- I love Giovanna’s writing and she seems like a lovely, bubbly person.
David Walliams- My class adore David’s books. I’d love to tell them I met him!
Michael Rosen- I adore Michael Rosen. I saw him talking at a conference the other weekend, but didn’t have chance to meet him. Sad times.
Kate Karyus Quinn- It would be interesting to have a conversation with Kate to see what she’s like as a person as her books are WEIRD (but wonderful!)
Markus Zusak- I think he would also be fascinating to talk to!
Who have you met before? Have you met any of these authors? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a back to school topic. I decided to write about 10 books that I hope to explore with my class this coming academic year. Just 6 days until we’re back!
I shall be teaching a mixed class this year with ages ranging from 7-9! Here are the books I’m planning to explore with them.
Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!
The Pied Piper Of Hamelin- Michael Morpurgo
We are doing a book study on this book in the first three weeks of term. I’m really excited to explore it with them with some really fun activities.
The World’s Worst Children- David Walliams
I have picked this book as our first class book! I’m excited to explore more of David Walliams’ writing!
Stone Age, Bone Age- Mick Manning
I thought this non fiction book would be great for our first topic of the Stone Age!
Ug- Raymond Briggs
Ug is another Stone Age related book which we’ll be studying in the first few months. I haven’t read it before, so I’m excited to read it with them!
The Heart and The Bottle- Oliver Jeffers
This is another book that I want to study with them. There’s a lot of opportunity for creative writing!
The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish- Neil Gaiman
I haven’t read this book, but I can’t wait to read some Neil Gaiman to my new class!
Black Dog- Levi Pinfold
I have heard a lot about this book, but I’ve never read it. I look forward to exploring it with them!
Flotsam- David Weisner
Another one I’ve heard so much about but never got around to reading!
Roman’s On The Rampage- Jeremy Strong
My old class enjoyed a bit of Jeremy Strong, so I aim to try this one with the new class when we study the Romans.
You Wait Til I’m Older Than You- Michael Rosen
I love Michael Rosen. I’m trying to read more poetry to my class, so this is the perfect choice!
What did you do for your back to school post this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!