One of the advantages of banners and bookmarks and signs is that, when Annual Occasions roll around (eg. International Women's Day) you can do Same Song, Next Verse.
So we have our purple/green banners and bookmarks back in action, with women/girls able to sign the banners on Friday lunchtime. This year's Year 7 students have been reading them over, and students here last year who signed them then have had fun finding their names again.
The signs (love that cornucopia of language about women) are back on the noticeboard. I meant to do put up some ribbonry or some such, but you know, time has got away.
Our ever-useful bookcase has books about famous/heroic/achieving women, with some pictures of fine Australian women across the top. This is one of the times when we do one face-out book per 'box' rather than lots for browsing. Always good to change things around, make them look different, encourage a second look.
For more resources, try the International Women's Day site.
TGIF. Gosh I'm tired. Must be the mad pace of this term so far, the heat and humidity, the way it's felt a tad relentless...some days it feels like you're trying to run in glue, and the goal you're after keeps receding as you scoot from task to task to question to find to help to question to task to phone call to.... So many kids are so terrific - when they tell you about a book they've enjoyed, or you help them understand something that puzzled them, or tell you a story about their life that makes you chuckle, or like yesterday when one boy quite out of the blue got four strikes in a row at sport/tenpin and it was fabulous to see his achievement. I've got so many great colleagues. Plenty to be grateful for. But right now, this morning, it's exhausting rather than invigorating. TGIF! (Thank goodness it's Friday).