Friday, 31 December 2010
Today is the day that people generally look back on their year that has just been. Sometimes that can be really good medicine for the soul. It's important to not just let life pass you by but actually make the most of it, which is why I think it is a great idea to think about what's been going on in your life; accept things and decide on things that you would like to change or achieve in the following. To put it simply, I'm talking about New Year's resolutions. I haven't had much time to reflect lately as I've been bogged down with assignment work but I know that I want to make five accomplishable New Year's resolutions; things to aim for and to put things into perspective. I encourage you to do the same! Don't dwell on the past, worrying about things you can't change now. Be positive, be active!
Monday, 20 December 2010
There seems to be some hidden rules about what you use to do as a child isn't acceptable when you reach a certain age. Some things I agree with like grannies shouldn't wear a skirt that's quite a distance above their knees and sucking a dummy when you're a teenager. However....
You're never too old to like disney or any other animated film
You're never too old to fly on the swings
You're never too old to be bribed with chocolate
You're never too old for cuddles
You're never too old for dancing like no one's there or to dance at all in fact
You're never too old to get excited about your birthday or christmas
You're never too old to learn
You're never too old to hate housework
You're never too old to be afraid
You're never too old to eat jelly
You're never too old to have a box of treasured things
You're never too old to play games
You're never too old to dress up
You're never too old to hope for something
You're never too old to love surprises
You're never too old to have a money box
You're never too old to giggle at silly things with your friends
You're never too old to need you're parents
You're never too old to make new friendships
You're never too old to PLAY IN THE SNOW!!!
Saturday, 11 December 2010
The other day I had a literacy seminar on how to teach poetry to key stage two children, which I was pleased about because I love poetry and I had just had the most boring mathematics seminar on how to make links for a medium term plan. I came across a poet I had never heard of before, his name was Benjamin Zephaniah..heard of him? We were asked to read some poems from his book 'talking turkeys' and then to perform them from to the class. I love performing so i thoroughly enjoyed interpretting his work. The class clapped at the end so I guess that's a good dign :-) When I was reading the different poems with my group, the words were like little rays of sunshine. He writes about deep topics with such a great light-hearted sense of humour. I think I may just buy the book! Anyway, I enjoyed reading them so much I thought I should just share a one.
Eat your words
I am a veggie table
A table made of veg,
There's so much fruit upon me
All living on the edge,
Life is hard
But so are plates
And tea can be quite hot,
And vegetarian poets
Make me nervous quite alot.