I loved the June TWITTER challenge I set myself, which was to choose a theme a day and then find 4 poems that could be used to explore it with our primary children. It was so great fun, and I learnt so much. that I thought I would set myself a similar, but broader challenge for July – to make 4 connections between books, poetry, the arts, even music everyday.
I created this website a few years ago, when I became a freelance English consultant, but then life side-swiped me and it felt easier to give little sound bites on Twitter (@justdawned). Now, things have changed again and we are all in the middle of very unsettling times. It felt right to try to rebuild my website as sometimes you just want, and need, to say more!
My love affair with poetry has been an extremely long one! Throughout June I challenged myself to think of a theme every day and to tweet four poems that could be used to help teachers explore it. So far we have looked at diverse themes such as poetry, school, identity, smiling and myths and monsters (these daily anthologies will be shared in the poetry section once I have everyone’s permission!).