Thursday, 5 November 2009


I have been thinking rambling thoughts today while I was at home rather than school. I thought about how many acronyms I have to remember and can't. I can't even remember them to list them here. Then about how things in education are always changing so fast and I more often than not don't feel I can keep up. So I did some internet research on the curriculum review that has been going on over the last year(?) or so. I am not much the wiser, though I did print out some gumpf for later when I feel less fuzzy headed. (I need to do all this because I am the art coordinator and have to do some work with this soon that I don't exactly know how to do. I am ok on my age group generally!)
Then I thought about children's rhymes that are about illness and disaster-kids seem to like that kind of rhyme. They are often so good at role play games where they have to rescue each other or where they need to call the doctor. There is the other extreme of the baby doll being kicked around like a football which I would rather not think about at the moment!
They called for the doctor, the doctor said, no more jumping, jumping on the bed.
Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick, so she called for the doctor to come quick, quick, quick.
Ring a ring a roses, a pocket full of posies (tissues came to mind first!) A tishoo, a tishoo we all fall down.
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
London's burning.
Dr Foster went to Gloucester, all in a shower of rain. He fell in a puddle, right up to his middle and never went there again.
Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home. Your house is on fire, your children are gone. Who wrote that one? It is just too tragic.
I have no pictures of any of this-but have of some other random things. Lovely pastels that look like eyeshadow and are applied with a cotton ball and a crocodile clip. I have been looking at these for a while and am glad I finally bought some. I have a drawing coloured slightly with them-not particularly illustrative of their use but all I have.


Sonia ;) said...

You will get all right. I love classic childrens rhymes. I have faith in your teaching abilities.


jabblog said...

You should be resting your weary head - deal with school when you're feeling a bit brighter!
Can ANYone keep up with changes in education??

Anonymous said...

Acronyms, I know what you mean. Sometimes we're not even sure what our department is called!
Love the paints and the groovy applicator.

Renee said...

Sarah for your ladybird one, we say ladybug.

And I love that one, I was saying it to Josephine the other day and Angelique was 'Mom, that is scary, you will scare her.' I'm like 'what.' har har

Love Renee xoxo

Anonymous said...

Oh that was weird - I scrolled down to this post, having read your weekword, and thought - 'how does Sarah have a photo of my pastels on her blog?' Yes, I have that very set - I bought them in Singapore - I used them when I made the birthday card for Lee (the colours behind the words on the inside of the card)

Candace said...

The only thing more wonderful than the first photo is having the actual set, which I think I do. HA.
And a thick untouched ream of PAPER. ahhhhh. Heaven.

Oh here's a Classic City children's game rhyme just for you.
Red Rover, Red Rover
Send Sarah Right Over!

I love your drawing!
Candace x

Lynne said...

Lovely drawing. I have a similar box but they are chalks. Haven't used them in ages!
Yes kids love anything like that don't they.

Anonymous said...

I have never noticed that most children's rhymes are centered around illness & disaster until you mentioned it. Interesting!

Nicky Linzey said...

Mmm those pastels look great and I love how you've used them. I could spend a fortune on art materials as lovely as these.