“Our supply teacher, Mrs Wickstead, was actually an author. We were not expecting that!”
Enter the raffle to win a signed copy of A Spooky Tale.
Once again, a slow start to the autumn Term. Waiting for the teaching door to open and the journey to begin.
Note to self! Must remember to go away on holiday in September as there is very little supply work about at the beginning of term.
Teaching is always a challenge; each day is different as well as each class you teach. We are all individuals and teaching is individual. Lessons that go well with one class may not work so well with another group. Factors such as the weather (rain; snow; wind; sunshine), or circumstances in your day or that of the pupils will alter how it goes.
Rockets and star ships that can zoom you through space, time and beyond.
As a cover teacher I am able to visit different primary schools across Sussex and Surrey. Each day can be a different location with a different age range, from reception to Year 6; I have to be adaptable and flexible.
What could possibly go wrong?
During a recent weeks visit to a school with Year 6, I was able to fill a few gaps with snippets of information about buses, books and rain-sticks. This got the children’s attention and they asked questions and listen to my tales.
A story book not just for Halloween, Spooky can be a strange experience or even a worry.
1st September and its ‘Back to Hogwarts Day,’ I wonder what events we might encounter in the year ahead.
Sometimes when you are visiting a school the work is clearly set and easy to follow, but sometimes you just have to be prepared for the unexpected and think of another plan!
Sue Wickstead Reporting from the O2 on Sky News HD. Jay-Jay the supersonic bus told in a childrens's picture story book has finally been release and is driving off the shelves.
Books are available from the following: My Books
Amazon.co.uk Amazon.com 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!
I’ve painted a rainbow; made some colourful handprints; tidied the house and garden (a bit); read a book on youTube; read a few books on my ‘to-be-read pile’; and of course, played with the Lego.
So, what next?
I always leave a free book in every school I visit as a Supply Teacher.
I was asked to talk about an author, for my writing group, and what they meant to me..
I was pleased to hear about a school in Peterborough who have an EdTechBus and wanted to know more.
As a supply cover teacher, the one thing you might miss out on is being involved in events such as any charity school events; these include Children in Need; Comic Relief/Red Nose Day; Christmas Productions; Non-uniform days; School Fairs.
Am I the only person not worried about lockdown?
Teaching is always a challenge; each day is different as well as the class you teach.
At the beginning of the coronavirus lockdown it was my intention to publish a few resources and ideas online to help with homeschooling. But it seemed everyone was doing the same.
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