booknook

Have you got a ‘book nook’?

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Have you got a book nook? Well, if you haven’t, you might want to consider getting yourself one or two. Church Drive Primary Not only are they a great way to use your space, they also have a fantastic impact on children’s engagement with reading. So, what is wrong with a ‘book corner’? Well, there is noting ‘wrong’ with a book …

alistair@abcdoes.comHave you got a ‘book nook’?

And the winner is…

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A real heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated to my Marie Curie Cancer Care giveaway. I was absolutely blown away by your generosity! In the end the winner was….Abbi Howell – so it looks like I am off to Wiltshire! I am looking forward to working with Abbi and her team. Thanks again everyone and don’t worry, there will be …

alistair@abcdoes.comAnd the winner is…

New Conference Dates…

alistair@abcdoes.com Conferences 11 Comments

Here are the new conference dates for my ABC Does Conferences. We are trying a couple of different destinations for this round (as well as some of our regulars), so hopefully there will be one near you! Along with the new conference dates there is now also a new online booking system to make the process really easy. Conference venues …

alistair@abcdoes.comNew Conference Dates…
WritingAreaBrilliant

Brilliant Idea for your Writing Area…

alistair@abcdoes.com Boys Learning, Child Initiated Learning, Continuous Provision, Mark Making, Reading 26 Comments

As anyone who is a regular reader of the blog will know, I am very passionate about getting children writing (especially boys). Over the past few years I have done lots of project work with individual settings and Local Authorities on improving Mark Making and Writing across a variety of settings. So, I spend lots of my time thinking about, …

alistair@abcdoes.comBrilliant Idea for your Writing Area…

Merry Christmas!

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I just wanted to wish you all a very ‘Merry Christmas’! 2014 has been great and I am looking forward to seeing what 2015 brings… I will be publishing some new conference venues and dates in the New Year as well as lots more blog posts and the return of Granny’s teeth (if they make it back to us in …

alistair@abcdoes.comMerry Christmas!
winme

Win ME for a day!

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First of all, congratulations to Kate Martin from Aberdeen who has won a collection of my books. Send me an email with your address Kate and I will get them sent out to you. Happy Reading! As if the big book giveaway wasn’t exciting enough, and as it is Christmas…How do you fancy me coming to work with you at your …

alistair@abcdoes.comWin ME for a day!