BOOKBLOG: Stewart Ross | selliott16

The Salvation Project: dystopian destinies reached!

“A mutation in human DNA means no one lives beyond nineteen. Scientists working to reverse the disease died before their Salvation Project was complete, and they left the results of their research – the Soterion – in a sealed vault. 122 years have passed. The civilisation of the Long Dead is almost forgotten, the Soterion has been burned to ashes, and communities of Constants are tormented by tribes of brutal Zeds. Cyrus, his pregnant copemate Miouda, and his young friend Sammy have escaped from the burning city of Alba. They have…

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Happy things… | selliott16

So a few days ago my gorgeous friend Grace posted a brilliant blog post about things that made her happy, and spurred everyone to do the same… so here we go.
Things that made me happy in the past week. 
Getting so into a book that you lose track of time. Sunshine and shade. Sitting, drinking iced coffee with a book. Smiles from strangers. Meeting incredible authors. Intellectual conversations with friends. Stupid conversations with friends. Calling Twitter friends “friends”. Reading with kids. Reading to kids. Going to work, knowing its what I want to do forever. Kindness. Emails about…

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S4S – Books in the classroom | selliott16

Hello! It’s #SixForSunday time again! This week, the 6 books topic is:
Six books I’ve used in the classroom

Books I’ve used in the classroom come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and for a multitude of reasons!
Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Milwood Hargrave
The Christmasaurus – Tom Fletcher
Perijee and Me – Ross Montgomery
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
The Day The Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt
The Way Back Home – Oliver Jeffers

Share your #SixForSunday using the hashtag or tell me your favourites!

S x

 

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Happy things… | selliott16

So a few days ago my gorgeous friend Grace posted a brilliant blog post about things that made her happy, and spurred everyone to do the same… so here we go.
Things that made me happy in the past week. 
Getting so into a book that you lose track of time. Sunshine and shade. Sitting, drinking iced coffee with a book. Smiles from strangers. Meeting incredible authors. Intellectual conversations with friends. Stupid conversations with friends. Calling Twitter friends “friends”. Reading with kids. Reading to kids. Going to work, knowing its what I want to do forever. Kindness. Emails about…

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http://ift.tt/2rSxsLK

S4S – Books in the classroom | selliott16

Hello! It’s #SixForSunday time again! This week, the 6 books topic is:
Six books I’ve used in the classroom

Books I’ve used in the classroom come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and for a multitude of reasons!
Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Milwood Hargrave
The Christmasaurus – Tom Fletcher
Perijee and Me – Ross Montgomery
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
The Day The Crayons Quit – Drew Daywalt
The Way Back Home – Oliver Jeffers

Share your #SixForSunday using the hashtag or tell me your favourites!

S x

 

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“Miss, can we do writing again?” | selliott16

“Miss, can we do writing again?”

NOW THERE’S A PHRASE I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HEAR. But hear me out…

So I love teaching writing. I think, alongside reading, that writing is one of my favourite things to do. I will never be an author – I have huge amounts of respect for authors but I just don’t know that I have it in me! My Year 4 class are SUPER KEEN to do a lot of things (yeah there’s certain things they’re not so keen on, but they’ll always give it a go) and they really love it when we get to do a short piece of writing using a picture as stimulus. 

One of their favourite things to do…

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“Miss, can we do writing again?” | selliott16

“Miss, can we do writing again?”

NOW THERE’S A PHRASE I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD HEAR. But hear me out…

So I love teaching writing. I think, alongside reading, that writing is one of my favourite things to do. I will never be an author – I have huge amounts of respect for authors but I just don’t know that I have it in me! My Year 4 class are SUPER KEEN to do a lot of things (yeah there’s certain things they’re not so keen on, but they’ll always give it a go) and they really love it when we get to do a short piece of writing using a picture as stimulus. 

One of their favourite things to do…

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http://ift.tt/2tVxUt7