Further to my posts about making clay fish (see You tube clip and click here.) We have finally completed the display and I am so thrilled with the children’s accomplishments! Their clay fish are so different and it was such a lovely activity to start off the school year with. Some fish have a worry fish
A rather exciting project to celebrate the beginning of term is to get the children to use clay… I have posted a lesson plan on the TES resource site: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/start-of-term-fun-creative-writing-art-and-design-activity-using-weaving-and-clay-11340598 Don’t Worry Spratly ideas This project continues to be an immersion of firsts… I have tried to hide my embarrassment (and that of my children
Why is the beginning of the first term always so busy? The Art room always has so many projects to get going at the beginning of term. This year is no exception… by the end of the first week you feel like you’ve never been away! We have got some really exciting projects on going
Visiting the UK and introducing the book England & Scotland – July & August 2017 It’s been an interesting summer; trying to balance the entertainment of my own children with the practical and challenging aspects of introducing Don’t Worry, Spratly! to as wide an audience as possible. I was lucky to do two book
I had a lovely afternoon visiting the Year 2 children at Tenterden Infants school. I read Don’t Worry, Spratly! to the children, answered lots of questions about the writing process and then the children split into smaller groups for circle time. Using the book we discussed issues such as: * Think back to your first
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Fifty packets were delivered today (yes 50!) each containing 30 books. I’m so pleased with the end result and can’t quite believe it! Very exciting…
Today was exciting because the Spratly stickers and the pop-up poster arrived. Wednesday is the first day for sales, I have no idea how it will go but I have received positive feedback from everyone so far (including the best critics – children!) Tomorrow the picture books will be delivered in the afternoon. I can’t
Hi, welcome to my website. Well, it’s a week of anticipation and anxiety too. I’m excited because my project of three years is finally becoming a reality tomorrow but anxious because of self-doubt. I didn’t do this to make money, but equally I don’t want to waste money as I travel down the self-publishing route.