Monthly Round-Up for June
June has been yet another incredibly busy month – in work, I have written all my reports, assessed my pupils against a myriad of statements and taken a group a 70 10-11 years olds to Wales for a week!
How has your June been?
Not as many books read this month as in some others due to life being incredibly busy – but I still came across quite a few new favourites!
Total: 31 (Running from the Sky not pictured)
Picture books: 12
Graphic novels: 0
Middle Grade: 10
Young adult: 9
Sources of books
ARC: 5 ( 2 e-ARCs from Netgalley)
Language Learning: 5 tips to fit more language learning into your life
Reblogged posts: Book Blogger Binge
I also took part in:
June Achievements and Highlights
My little blog is continuing to grow – thank you to all my lovely readers! This is the first month that I have had over 2000 views and, while modest compared to many others, it makes me happy to think that my reviews and resources are useful for others.
In work, I went on a week-long residential with more than 60 of our Year 6s and had an amazing time. The kids impressed me with their attitude and resilience at every turn. It was strange not to see my own class for a whole week, but also brilliant to get to know the Year 6s in a different context. I am massive fan of residentials because I believe they give you a chance to get to know your pupils as people rather than just as students.
I will also be shifting direction with my leadership role in the next academic year – this year I have been heading up MFL.
I am passionate about language learning, but have found it tricky at times as the man language in our school is French and I do not speak French particularly well. So I am handing over to a lovely, enthusiastic teacher who also speaks French very well! I will be continuing to prepare resources, CPD etc for French in my Year group, but my whole-school focus will be…reading!
I am really excited about this because I will have the opportunity to be part of revamping our reading provision at school, including buying new books, moving the library to a new location and making links with authors. As I am also moving classrooms this summer (though I am staying in Year 3) I am wondering how I will get it all done; so simultaneously extremely excited and a little apprehensive!
This is also the point of the year where we are just about ready to seriously start house-hunting…and we should probably get around to actually planning the wedding at some point too. At the halfway point of the year, there are lots of exciting things coming up!
Food/Drink: Raspberries are in season and i am eating them at an approximate rate of 1-2 punnets a day. Perhaps an expensive but relatively healthy habit! In worse news, had my first coca cola of the year…have been doing so well to stop drinking soft drinks!
Skincare: Avon’s Skin So Soft Oil Spray – I bought it for the trip to Wales as I had heard that it is excellent for keeping biting insects away. Having been told horror stories of the Welsh midges, I decided to give it a go. Not exactly a peer-assessed trial, but in this modest trial of one person I didn’t get a single bite! Not bad for £2.50, with the added bonus that it smells nicer than bug repellent and left my skin nice and soft.
TV/Film: Have watched one episode this month – the first episode of Season 2 of Stranger Things! That’s it…
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