BOOKBLOG: Stephanie Garber | selliott16

Caraval: magical, beautifully written, well crafted.

“Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year, week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is magic, mystery adventure and for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When Scarlett discovers her father has arranged a marriage for her she believes all her hopes of escape have been dashed.

Then the sisters’…

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Pearls of Wisdom | selliott16

A while back I was contacted by Louise from St Andrew’s Hospice asking if I would be interested in helping them to spread the word and celebrate a book they’d released to celebrate their 30th anniversary. I instantly accepted and when I found out I’d be getting a book with gorgeous quotes in I was made up.

“To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we have created this little pocket book which has inspirational quotes and stories with colourful uplifting pictures.
The ideal gift to brighten someone’s day.”

This is such a gorgeous little book filled with quotes for strength and wisdom. Reading…

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#AskMissElliott 2 | selliott16

Last week I tried this for the first time and the kids asked me every single day if they were doing to get the chance to ask me more questions so I told them they could! If you want to see the questions I asked the first week see Ask Miss Elliott. It’s certainly a whole lot of fun! 

This week’s questions included:

Have you always worn glasses?

No I haven’t! I started wearing glasses in secondary school I think. I always WANTED to wear glasses though. Wear glasses and have curly hair… I have both of those things ha! 

 

Where were you born and what is your middle name?

(Sneaky 2…

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Drawing on interests? | selliott16

When I found these pictures whilst browsing Pinterest I knew instantly that I needed to use them to inspire my Year 4 class to do some drawing! Throughout the year we have been doing a variety of different portraits (we did selfies, then used Picasso as inspiration) displaying them on the window facing out for the parents to see. I decided our window needed a change and knew this idea was going to be the one! 

As soon as I showed Year 4 these ones they were hooked. They loved the fact they were portraits filled with the people’s favourite things! We then talked about different things which…

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Pearls of Wisdom | selliott16

A while back I was contacted by Louise from St Andrew’s Hospice asking if I would be interested in helping them to spread the word and celebrate a book they’d released to celebrate their 30th anniversary. I instantly accepted and when I found out I’d be getting a book with gorgeous quotes in I was made up.

“To celebrate our 30th Anniversary we have created this little pocket book which has inspirational quotes and stories with colourful uplifting pictures.
The ideal gift to brighten someone’s day.”

This is such a gorgeous little book filled with quotes for strength and wisdom. Reading…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2nZasbF

#AskMissElliott 2 | selliott16

Last week I tried this for the first time and the kids asked me every single day if they were doing to get the chance to ask me more questions so I told them they could! If you want to see the questions I asked the first week see Ask Miss Elliott. It’s certainly a whole lot of fun! 

This week’s questions included:

Have you always worn glasses?

No I haven’t! I started wearing glasses in secondary school I think. I always WANTED to wear glasses though. Wear glasses and have curly hair… I have both of those things ha! 

 

Where were you born and what is your middle name?

(Sneaky 2…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2nJ0WtM

Drawing on interests? | selliott16

When I found these pictures whilst browsing Pinterest I knew instantly that I needed to use them to inspire my Year 4 class to do some drawing! Throughout the year we have been doing a variety of different portraits (we did selfies, then used Picasso as inspiration) displaying them on the window facing out for the parents to see. I decided our window needed a change and knew this idea was going to be the one! 

As soon as I showed Year 4 these ones they were hooked. They loved the fact they were portraits filled with the people’s favourite things! We then talked about different things which…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2noJ9KT