Tag Archives: learn to read

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 […]

Thank you for your concerns – I appreciate your time!

BORN2READ

It has been an interesting month. I have always welcomed comments and critiques of the BORN2READ experience, but earlier this month I was floored, when I received a list of unfounded concerns about BORN2READ. I have to say, my initial reaction was disbelief that someone could get the BORN2READ Experience so wrong. Then I decided […]

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 […]

Teachers, take a bow and then put your feet up!

teachers

Ah, school holidays – it is still my favourite time of the year, even though I no longer have school-aged children or work in a traditional classroom.  I love seeing all of the posts on social media, of teachers sharing nature snaps, food snaps, holiday destination snaps, and dare I say, drinking snaps!   Teachers are […]

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 […]

HAPPY NEW YEAR! WOOHOO!

New Year

I know, I know, I’m only a couple of months late, but as they say, better late than never.  I do have some very good reasons for my tardiness, which I really need to share. To say it has been a challenging start to the year, would not even come close to describing the past […]