Monthly Archives: Feb 2013

100 WCGU – Week 79

A photo prompt this week.

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‘I dropped it,’ she thought, as she fumbled for her key. ‘Where on earth is it?’
Putting down the heavy shopping bags she checked every pocket, looked again in her purse and couldn’t find it anywhere.
‘Maybe I left it at the shops’, she said out loud to no one in particular, and picked up the shopping again to find somewhere safe to leave it. Having tucked it out of sight behind the garden wall she set out along the path once again, retracing her steps.
‘Ah ha’, there it was, lying on the grass verge by the post box.

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100 wcgu #78

This week’s 100 word challenge for grown ups was ‘…what does it taste like…’

I’m sorry if you are easily offended…

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I can’t believe I’m writing this. It’s one of those things that happens to new-ish teachers, and then once you’ve laughed in class you move on, without sharing.
Picture the scene. Year 7 sex ed lesson. We’re talking about how women get pregnant.
‘Miss, is it true that you can get pregnant if you swallow sperm?’ asks one girl.
‘No, of course not’, I say, and as I turn back to the board to show her again what happens I add under my breath ‘but it doesn’t taste very nice.’

The cheeky lad at the front heard, didn’t he. ‘So, what does it taste like?’

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Another place, Crosby beach

Back in December I set myself 12 challenges http://wp.me/p2yJ3p-24 Today, I have been in Liverpool completing one of them. It’s been a freezing day, with a bitter, unrelenting wind, even when the sun did come out! I have been on the beach at Crosby, walking amongst 100 full sized statues, in different positions along said beach.

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These photos were taken on my tablet, I will upload some from my camera when I can. I never switch off as a teacher, and was wishing I lived closer as I walked, so many teaching opportunities for science, art, inspiration for english…

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151481899945469.541239.604420468&type=1 more photos here

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100 Word Challenge – week #76

This week’s 100 word challenge set the phrase ‘beneath the surface’

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The sand was white, the sea was a beautiful azure blue and the sun was shining. Sitting beneath a palm tree for a bit of shade, she finished her book and looked around for something more active to do.

Over by the shore, there was a man with a creaky old boat. He made eye contact and smiled, so she went for a look. The price was reasonable, and she climbed aboard. As they pulled away from the beach she looked down. Through the glass bottom, beneath the surface of the calm sea she could see the coral reef. What a lovely surprise!

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Cadbury World – learning opportunities

for SEN (SLD) pupils

  • Science – heating/melting/making chocolate
  • History – of chocolate and of Cadbury with a bit of Victorians and Aztecs thrown in
  • PHSE – staying in a group, being around strangers, being in a strange place
  • Maths – paying in the shop with support from the VERY helpful staff
  • English – reading the signs and information boards at whatever level
  • PE/motor skills – there’s a lovely adventure playground… and a few stairs

For PMLD pupils

  • smell – the chocolate smell is everywhere!
  • touch – the warm pipes carrying the chocolate, molten chocolate. There’s a part of the Cadabara ride that gets very cold and windy. The ‘how to make chocolate’ section has lots of things going on, including a vibrating bench
  • taste – chocolate – with bits in
  • sight – lots of bright adverts to look at, lots to see all the way around
  • hearing – again, lots going on. Tropical thunderstorm noise in the Aztec section

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