You never know what task you will be set or indeed what you will need to do when you are a supply cover teacher. You have to be adaptable.

There are times when you can be inspired too.

A year 6 task this time.

The children were to produce a poster of jobs from A to Z, listing each profession, adding illustrations and then possibly a definition.

It provoked a lot of discussion about different types of jobs and their roles.

I decided I would join in too, but my goal was to make each job applicable or relevant to me.A - Z of Jobs

Here are mine.

Author. Seven books to date and more on the way.

Bus Driver. A Playbus driver, with bus story books too.

Crochet creator. When I am on holiday or just relaxing, I enjoy crocheting.

Dancer. I enjoy dancing, listening and moving to music.

Editor. As a writer I certainly need one of these for my work.

Fitness Instructor. To help me keep fit.

Gardener. I love my garden.

Historian. I like all history, and wrote a history of the Playbus project.

IIllustrator. As my books are picture books this is important.

Joker. Daisy Daydream has a few jokes to tell in her next book.

Knotter. My special study was on knots and I taught macramé.

Lego Builder. Of course! I am after all known as the Lego Lady!Lego Lady

Musician. Well, I have a set of multicultural instruments and enjoy making sounds.

Novelist. Maybe one day but at the moment children’s picture books.

Optician. I wear glasses and am always visiting the optician.

Publisher. I am both author and publisher of my books.

Quilt Maker. With the help of a friend I did make a quilt.

Reader. An important part of my writing is to read too.

Storyteller. I tell a lot of stories on my teaching journey. With or without a book.


Umbrella Maker. I crocheted a parasol.Crochet Parasol

Voice coach. I went to elocution lessons.

Writer. Diary; blogs; letters; postcards; reports….

Xylophone Player. A hard one. I have a ‘Marimba’, which is an untuned xylophone.

Youth worker. The Playbus did a session for youth groups.

Zumba Teacher. Part of my fitness regime.

It certainly was thought provoking lesson.

Over to you.

What would your list of jobs, roles look like?


Where to get my books

Books are available from the following:   My Books     Waterstones    

Barnes&Noble    Foyles (amongst others)

Don't forget to look and ask in your local Museum, book shop or even buy on your Sainsburys on line shop!

 More Lego adventures   Ginderbread House

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