I'm back to work, today!
And it's no hardship to be going to my place of work as I love my environment,
where so much learning takes place.
For a smallish room, I have always tried to provide something for everyone
to enjoy and feel inspired. I know that I feel inspired,
which in turn makes me a better teacher; I am certain of that!
Anyway, I love my workplace, I've had a good 'tidy up' and I am raring to go!
In my room there is a good mixture of old and new because that's
what I believe in and that's how I work, picking what I think is the best
from today and yesterday.
You can read 'Swallows and Amazons' and any of the books in that wonderful series.
You can read Enid Blyton because she was and still is a valuable
part of children's literature.
You can read Harry Potter; Holes; War Horse and an endless amount of Roald Dahl!
You can enjoy poetry and even a smattering of history!
I have Ladybird books alongside Anthony Horowitz and
I have Horrible Histories alongside Michael Morpurgo,
Malorie Blackman and Rupert Bear!
I even have a school inspector breathing down my neck...
but no more about that apart from to say that I remember my very first encounter
with a school inspector in Surrey. A very nice man he was too!!
He oversaw my probationary year in teaching and the most important words he said to me
(and I remember then well) were, ' If you can truly justify what you are doing
in the classroom, then that's fine by me.'
So that's what I always try to do. I am also constantly questioning
what I do. I talk to myself rather a lot!!
So ... welcome to my working world!!
And please enjoy a browse!
If you ever come for lessons, this is where you'll sit!!;-)
My other chairs are usually covered with books or games!
Have you noticed, 'Moonfleet'?
One of the best stories written, I was delighted to see the television
adaptation! Books like this live on and on!
I have 'War Horse', alongside 'The Little Wooden Horse'!
I love reading these with children.
Slates, satchels and an old university scarf (my dad's)...
all part of the fantastic history of education in our country.
And here I sit, waiting patiently for my first pupil!
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