Some catching up. February was a busy old month.
I also made my own discovery - can you spot the difference between the next two photos?
this book. I'll be dabbling in uke practising when I have any spare moments as a respite from yet more essay writing, next one due in two weeks time, eek! Time is just flying by! Enjoy the weekend...
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
The promise of a sunny Sunday encouraged us and friends to take a walk to The Whangie.
Friday, 7 February 2014
We went to the beach today. Why? The sun was shining, the schools are off for the mid-term break, and I needed to collect some pebbles and shells. I'm currently on another teaching placement; this time it's in a nursery. Next week I've to do some sorting activities with the children, some of which should be outside, so I thought a mix of different shells and pebbles would be good for them to play with. I'm also preparing some paper activities which need laminating first. I got a laminator for Christmas, the novelty of using it has not yet worn off...
We even had a picnic. Mr Crow and some seagulls soon became interested.
Now, I'm away to see if the laminator has heated up yet...
Saturday, 25 January 2014
I've been busy with books recently.
The last two illustrations are actually from "The Happy Prince" which is another recent Jane Ray aquisition, this time from a charity shop.
I have selected "Children's Literature" as my optional class at university. I thought it would be interesting and useful to find out from the "experts" which new authors and books are recommended for children, my own knowledge being rather dated (authors I particularly remember liking as a child include Joan Aiken, Nina Bawden, Noel Streatfield, Leon Garfield, Nina Beachcroft...)