Back in the classroom! | selliott16

Last week, I got back in the classroom after a lovely Christmas holiday and then a week of training (which comprised of Early Years training, a 2 day Thinking Skills Conference and some data training!). I was so glad to be getting back into the classroom, however the big change this time round is that I was in a NEW SCHOOL. 

This half term lends itself to my Second School Placement (SSP). It’s a really short half term, so I am only on SSP for 4 weeks! I got through my first week, but it wasn’t without a wobble or two. I’ve never worked in another school. Don’t get me wrong, I know being…

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S4S – Favourite covers of 2017 | selliott16


#SixforSunday is in its 4rd week of 2018. So far I’ve had some controversial opinions, and you’ve all shared your opinions too! This week should be far less polarising!

Today is a lovely one! Today we are thinking about:
Favourite covers of 2017

I’m actually going to show the covers! You don’t need spiel about them! Just enjoy their gloriousness.

I went with all YA books. I will share MG book covers if people are interested! 

Remember to share your six favourite book covers from 2017 using the hastag #SixforSunday on twitter! Link me to your posts too….

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BOOKBLOG: I Swapped My Brother On The Internet | selliott16

I Swapped My Brother on the Internet: a funny tale about the ups and downs of brothers!

“Everyone has dreamed of being able to get rid of their brother or sister at one time or another – but for Jonny, the dream is about to become a reality with! What could be better? Finding the perfect brother isn’t easy, though, as Jonny discovers when Sibling Swap sends him a series of increasingly bizarre replacements for his brother Ted, including:
A merboy
A brother raised by meerkats
The ghost of Henry the Eight!
Suddenly old Ted isn’t looking so bad. But can Jonny ever get him…

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BOOKBLOG: Emma Carroll | selliott16

Sky Chasers: an incredibly fun adventure with a chunk of Science and History thrown in!
(I took Sky Chasers with me on a VERY chilly day in the park. I feel Magpie and Pierre would approve)

“An encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie’s life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air…

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BOOKBLOG: Marie Lu | selliott16

Batman Nightwalker – a book which builds slowly, but packs a punch!

“Before he was Batman, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.”

Batman: Nightwalker is part of the DC Icons collection: a collection of books published by Penguin Random House, using DC heroes reimagined and written by some incredible authors. There has already been Wonder Woman, written by the incredible Leigh Bardugo, and later this year Catwoman is being released, written by Sarah J. Maas. Batman: Nightwalker is the second of the series to be released. I…

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January bullet journal | selliott16

Hello there!

Today I am sharing my January set up in my bullet journal. I would share the end of December but you don’t wanna see the massive chunk in the middle unfinished. I’ve come to realise that doing my bullet journal at the end of a day is excellent for my brain as I have to reflect about the good over the day and not go to bed on a negative. So I’ve pledged to ensure that the same time I take my tablets before I go to bed, I do my bullet journal. Let’s see how that goes! 

So January…

This was a spread idea I stole from that good old trusty Kelly’s Rambles. I’m yet to add…

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BLOG TOUR: Shell | selliott16

A while back, the amazing people over at Scholastic asked me if I wanted a proof copy of a book that I had heard nothing about. I happily said yes, and then I was asked if I wanted to be part of the blog tour. Again, I happily accepted!

Everyone, it is my pleasure to introduce you to ‘Shell’ by Paula Rawsthorne
Shell: thrilling, gripping and a little bit freaky!

“What if you thought you had died, only to wake up in someone else’s body? When Lucy, a teen diagnosed with terminal cancer wakes up cancer-free, it should be a dream come true. But faced with a life she didn’t choose and…

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