Rhyme Time

Thanks to everyone who is entering my competition and giving me super ideas for my babysitting packs, keep them coming! Yesterday I went to South Bank library and observed a Tiny Tunes toddler group led by the superb Pam. The turnout was quite low but school holidays will always see this happen; despite that the … More Rhyme Time

Book giveaway!

I blogged last week about my visit to the public libraries to get ideas for babysitting packs for our students. I’m going to observe a toddler club at South Bank library tomorrow and I’m quite excited to see the activities they do. In order to make the packs as fun and appealing to pre-schoolers as … More Book giveaway!

Library expedition!

As part of my CILIP chartership I have to make links with the outside world of libraries (noooo, inside good, outside bad!) So today I went to visit South Bank and Grangetown libraries to have a mooch about their childrens’ sections. Next school year we are planning to put together ‘babysitting packs’ for our pupils … More Library expedition!

Two book reviews

I really suck at writing book reviews, which may be one of the reasons why we haven’t incorporated it into our Accelerated Reader lessons yet. We do have plans to introduce them next year, but in a much more diluted way: I’m thinking book Tweets or character Facebook pages rather than the traditional review which … More Two book reviews

School’s Out!!

It’s finally the end of the school year and I can honestly say it’s been the most stressful year of my working life. It started off at our local football stadium for a training day. I was a season ticket holder for nearly 20 years and thought I’d felt bad there before; until the new … More School’s Out!!