Sunday, 19 April 2009

Why Teach?

Sometimes it is easy to question the worth of our chosen profession. As paperwork increases and pressures for results mount the thanklessness of the job begins to cloud our vision and dampen our desire. Then in an instant one small thing can rekindle the passion. The poem below, written by a Year 3 girl for homework (title - poetry), revitalised me last term.

Who is it?
He will stomp and shout,
all about.
His voice will boom,
across the classroom.
He'll huff and he'll puff,
he can be extremely gruff.
He is big and tall,
makes me feel incredibly small.
In a test you should do your best,
he'll know if you've taken a rest.
He will smile and wink,
you will miss it if you blink.
He makes learning fun,
for everyone.
He will let you sing and dance,
but don't dare take a chance,
he can stop you with a glance!
Good heavens,
It's Mr Evans!

Sunday, 12 April 2009


My year 5/6 class stop frame animation -

Thursday, 9 April 2009


A post to ensure my blog has a start.
What is a Blog?
What is it for?
Who benefits?
Why Blog?
Just a few questions to ponder, is this medium designed to feed the voyeurism of the masses interested in staring through the portholes of people's lives and glimpsing what goes on?
Or does it allow the Blogger the chance to prevaricate, allowing them the ability to exist in a world that differs from their reality. A fantasy land.
I know not the answers to these questions but at least I have written something vaguely stimulating for a first post.