Category Archives: Reading

The BORN2READ Results are in!

Results

Wow – I cannot believe we are just about to head into Week Eleven of Term Two!  To say it has been an adventure, returning fulltime teaching in a Prep class, would be a huge understatement!  It has been an amazing and an exciting journey and one that I am very grateful that I have […]

It’s all about the Chapter Books!

Chapter Book

Have you ever noticed that as soon as a young child starts achieving success in reading, they desperately want to read chapter books?   Whilst this is an awesome goal, it has worried me for some time that it is really hard to match beginning chapter books with the children’s age and reading ability. A few […]

The Power of Practice!

You would think that after illustrating over 550 readers, 480 story cards, and soon to be released chapter books, that I would have the art of drawing covered, but sadly, no. You see after finishing the writing and illustrating, I have to admit that I have not had the time to revisit my drawing board […]

I am done!

Done

567 readers 176 rewrites approximately 6000 illustrations 480 story cards approximately 1500 activity sheets three posters 26 alphabet cards, and 2.5 years of my life! Finally I have finished! What started off as a few readers for Prep children, has blossomed into a Reading Experience for Kindy Kids right through to Year Two. Of course […]

It’s All In The Detail!

I have always said that my BORN2READ® readers have been road-tested by their intended audience. And I have always said, that not always is the feedback glowing. In fact, some characters have been shelved so quickly, it would make your head spin! I am still recovering from the shattering, overwhelming consensus that my dinosaurs looked […]

Commitment – what a wonderful concept!

Commitment

At the beginning of this year, I decided I would embrace the world of facials and skin care. I had never indulged in such ‘pampering’ before and foolishly thought, it would be just a matter of turning up once a month, enjoy the attention and relaxation, and then, a few months down the track, I […]

50 – it’s just a number, right?

Number

I have spent the last week, okay month, celebrating my fiftieth birthday – and it has been so much fun!  It is funny though, before I actually turned 50, I had many pre-conceived ideas of what my life would look like at 50. I thought I would be: very mature, set in my ways, semi-retired, […]

Where Does it Rain? On the plain, on the plain!

Practise

Recently, my father and I went to see the musical, ‘My Fair Lady’ and it was brilliant!! We went to a matinee on a Sunday, after hosting a family reunion the night before, and so to say we were feeling a little bit tired, is a huge understatement. I was worried I wouldn’t stay awake! […]

I Will Change the World – I Just Need Your Help!

Change the world

Quite a few years ago, I thought it would be a great idea to complete a Master Degree in Education.  I’d like to say, that my motivation for this decision was to increase my understanding of education and become a better teacher, but I would be lying.  All of my friends were studying, so rather […]