The Ginger Teacher

Talk for Writing

Talk for Writing

I'm going to start by saying that I am a huge fan of Pie Corbett. If you have never read or used his Talk for Writing methods, then get over to his page (http://www.talk4writing.co.uk) right now and don't come back until you have read the whole web site - all of it! I mean look at him! How could you not be a fan??? Pie Corbett’s approach to literacy is fantastic and I was lucky enough to work for a while in a school which fully embraced the T4W approach. However, word hasn’t completely got out yet, lots of schools...

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It's finished!

It's finished!

I did it! I finally finished the unit of work I've been working on for over three months! I'm not sure why it has taken me this long to finish, life gets in the way I guess and also I have been working full time and creating other products but it is done! And here it is: This is my complete cross curricular unit of work on the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages! It has 34 complete individual lessons covering things like, clothes, food, homes, hunting and art. Plus loads more. It hits all the NC requirements, with a big...

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And finally...... My new classroom

And finally...... My new classroom

Well bits of it! So I finally got around to getting the pictures of my classroom from my phone and most of them are too blurry :( But there are a few nice ones so here is my Bee classroom in action! 

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Just getting by…

Just getting by…

I love my job, I really do. Sometimes the kids drive me crazy and sometimes I am exhausted and sometimes it is a Friday toward the end of the year and it is hot and muggy and everyone is worn out. Today is that day. Today I am tired and the children are tired. It is on days like today that I need to remind myself how lucky I am. I get to work in my own space with people that constantly surprise me. I get to plan my whole day to include the things I want. I get to...

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