Dragon Fun in the Nursery Classroom

5 02 2011

Coming soon Nursery Teacher Simon Airey tells us all about the fun the children had with dragons in the nursery classroom.

Well done Simon, for sharing with us how much the nursery children enjoyed themselves!

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The Scrumbler Magazine Issue 3

5 02 2011

Pick up a copy of issue 3 of The Scrumbler magazine and try a writing workshop based on Jan Dean’s poem I am the Dragon, Fire.

http://www.thescrumbler.com/wp/subscribe/





Exciting Dragon Writing Workshops with Angela Topping

3 08 2010

Coming soon writer and poet Angela Topping keeps us posted with her Dragon themed writing workshops.

I can’t wait! Wish I was one of the lucky children taking part.

Karen x





Update on dragon spotting.

13 07 2010

Lost by Celia Warren has inspired the children in one classroom to make their dragon. Their teacher shares what she has been doing in her classroom to inspire writing:

I used ‘Lost’ and ‘To Make an Ogre’ (we wrote To Make a Dragon).  The children loved all the dragon work – we also used ‘How to Train your Dragon’ for a long unit on persuasive writing (adverts, posters, leaflets and letters).

Deidre (the dragon) still needs to be finished – the eyes need doing (might just put some false eyelashes on her) and the wings need attaching somehow?

Thanks to another inspirational teacher for capturing the imaginations of our children with dragons. I know all of us can’t wait to see their work.

Now does anyone have any tips for attaching those wings?





A dragon has been spotted!

12 07 2010

In a classroom near you!





Mrs Hill’s class great dragon writing update

6 07 2010

Not only is their wonderful writing praised by Pie Corbett but poet Bernard Young has been reading it too and left them a lovely comment. Thank you Bernard for your support with this exciting project.

If you want to read more about Bernard Young then check out his website:

http://bernardyoung.wordpress.com/

If you want to read the writing from Mrs Hill’s class then follow this link:

https://theresnosmokewithoutdragons.wordpress.com/the-no-smoke-dragons-in-your-classrooms/mrs-hills-class/





Dragons in Your Classrooms Update for Mrs Hill’s Class

2 07 2010

Hi Mrs Hill’s class just thought I’d share my exciting news with you. I sent your poems to my friend Pie Corbett and this is what he said:

Dear Karen – it makes it all worthwhile – creativity rules. Great stuff – I’m as chuffed as a chuffed person!!

atb Pie
 
So you see your poetry is absolutely fabulous. Well done to you and your wonderfully creative teacher Mrs Hill.
 
Keep Writing!