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rightfromthestart
discussing all aspects of early education and related topics and a new chapter as a Brit in America.
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  • What Did Girls Learn at School in the 1930's? 3 hours ago There is currently a programme airing on the BBC called Back in time for school . The programme takes modern day children back in time to experience school life through seven eras. When I was going through my grandfather’s things following his death, I found an exercise book from when my...
  • Reclaim Those Mom Jeans 4 days ago I have waited 25 years or more for this day. In my student days, these were my favourite pair of jeans. They were second-hand, distressed, men’s 501’s, I bought from some trendy, independent clothes shop in the Cardiff arcades. They were too big on the waist, so I synched them in with a wide,...
  • Wintery Art Project to Teach Value 2 weeks ago Value in artist’s terms is the darkness or lightness of a colour It gives objects form on the page or in simple terms for young children, it makes a flat shape look 3D. The goal of this art project for 2nd grade, was to show them how to shade a circle to make it look … Continue reading Wintery...
  • Art Project: Fused Glass Snowmen 3 months ago We are very lucky to have the luxury of a kiln in our school, allowing us to complete clay and fused glass projects. I wanted to make a gift for the children to take home at the end of term. As a multicultural school, some of the children don’t celebrate Christmas, so I chose a … Continue...
  • Make Your Own Costume Party 3 months ago With a birthday just before Hallowe’en, a make your own costume party was the perfect choice for my daughter’s 10th birthday.  The idea was that the kids would make a costume and take it home to use for Hallowe’en. Materials to Collect We collected materials from thrift stores, dollar stores...

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  • Top Tips for Grocery Shopping in the US Writing Contest March 2013 When I moved to the US I expected shopping to be different. In particular I expected a lot of processed foods and fewer fresh items. In some ways I was pleasantly surprised, fruit and veg sections are abundant with a large amount of organic produce,...
  • Chewing Gum as a Reward?… Getting Acquainted with Weird American School Customs Education and International Schools Starting school in America has taken a bit of getting used to for my daughter and me. Certain things we expected to be different like spelling and history but some we didn’t anticipate, like having to re-learn the words for punctuation. Her...

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