Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Resources for Study Skills

I'm working on a Year 11 study skills program for next year, and this page of links has an extensive list of sites - some more useful than others, but a lot that are useful.  Worth a squizz.



Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's raining men (in bonnet dramas)

One to share with your English staff, and any of the many kids who have sighed over Mr Darcy, or other Austen heroes...

If that doesn't work, try this:

A delightful bonbon.

Found it here.

Which reminds me, if you want to appal yourself and others, and you have access to the recent Keira Knightley/Matthew Macfadyen Pride and Prejudice film, do investigate the extras on the DVD for the alternative ending filmed for the US market.  I myself personally can't believe that the US market is so dumb as to need the travesty provided... although it was fun watching English teachers go green at the gills when I showed it to them.  The kids were universally scornful.

Well, only three weeks left of term and this school year (for those outside Oz, our school year runs along with the calendar year).  I'll try to post a few bits and pieces here before the summer hols arrive - our Christmas decorations this year are even better than last year (and easy and cheap as chips!) and if you're really really good I'll let you in on how to obtain over 1000 bookmarks for 50c.  Really.

Thanks for the many kind messages sent while I've been quiet - I appreciate the thoughts and kindness very much.



Monday, November 8, 2010

How busy has it been around here?

...too busy!  Sorry for the silence, and thank you to all those kind folk who emailed/left comments hoping there wasn't a sinister reason I'd fallen over the edge of the world.  Just been an awful lot going on here, and something had to give.

Back soon!