This year I’m leaping back into classroom teaching, working part-time in a Year 3 room. My first (gorgeous!) class was a straight Year 3 (everything else has been multi-age) so I’m really looking forward to the year. Sadly, this is the only poem I’ve written this week, in my Month of Poetry. We’ve had an […]
This Month of Poetry is a lot more relaxed, playing with poetry at my whim. It’s always nice to snapshot moments of the new year, and I had planned to work on a verse novel that’s stuck halfway (I haven’t toughed that yet).. but I hadn’t planned to write a little collection of poems for my […]
Sitting in the bush surrounded by the ‘quiet’ and ‘stillness’ of nature is perfect for writing poetry. And relaxing. Senses are tantalised by the sounds and sights, as life gently bustles around me… #MoP16
Last week I posted about my discovery of Storybird. (You can read more here.) Storybird has been around since 2010, so I was feeling a little late to the party… but it soon became apparent that I wasn’t the only late arrival. So… for those of you who’ve never flown the nest, here’s a little […]
These holidays, I discovered Storybird. Well – not quite true, because I’ve known about it for a long time, but resisted, because of a fear of internet overuse and excessive megs-consumption… But this holidays, I caved… It is, as I feared, a little addictive.
During my recent trip to Ipswich for the StoryArts Festival, I was kindly taken on an afternoon drive out to view the monument for ‘The Babies of Walloon‘. Henry Lawson’s poem told the tragic story of sisters Bridget Kate and Mary Jane Broderick.
I was busy and missed last week’s Poetry Friday round – but I loved the Me Poem challenge on Michelle’s blog… so much so that I wrote, not one, but two. . Me in Grade Three Me in Grade Three – marching with the Grade Seven girls as we form rows from tallest to shortest, […]
I’m a little late with poetry Friday this week… but here ’tis. A quick-grab how-to on the fabulously fun solage. For those of you who like a joke – or know some kids who do. Thanks to Teacher Dance for hosting this week’s Poetry Friday.
Because I love haiku – and because my boys love Science… and because I like a writing challenge… and because because… I’m writing a sci-ku a day for National Science Week. Day Four is below. Want to try a sci-ku? RiAus is holding a competition for Science Week and there’s a category for Primary, Secondary […]
Last month I conducted a poetry workshop as a part of my author day at Torquay State School. How delighted I was to discover this post on their school facebook page this week…