24 September 2018
Monday morning inspiration!
“We all can dance,” he said, “if we find the music that we love.”
– Giraffes Can’t Dance, Giles Andreae
21 September 2018
The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
A warm, colourful story about a young girl and her complicated family, in particular her lively mother. This book highlights the highs and lows of growing up, complex family relationships, and the importance of empathy and acceptance, especially in the face of difference or difficulty. It includes strong female characters and, through the voice of the young, lovable protagonist, serious, thought-provoking themes, allowing…
21 September 2018
"Hong Kong is still recovering from the huge typhoon, Mangkhut, that hit on Sunday. The clean-up operation from this storm will take some time and I am sure many of you have seen lots of fallen down trees and broken windows on the streets this week.
It is so important for everyone to come together and help at times like this, there are many great books and websites to show children to encourage them to help others.
20 September 2018
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
"This series of thirteen books details the unfortunate lives of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, following the deaths of their parents in sinister circumstances. As the ingenious siblings repeatedly thwart the fortune-stealing schemes of wicked Count Olaf, Snicket explicitly introduces the reader to a range of vocabulary, whilst telling the tales with wit and intelligence. This is a fantastic series that champions…
13 September 2018
Alexandra: Hong Kong is preparing for a super typhoon this weekend. Many of us will be spending the day at home with our family. It could be an opportunity to play some classic family board games - Monopoly, Cluedo, Trivial Pursuit or Articulate. My family like big games of cards, we play racing demons with as many people as we have packs of cards. There's also Bananagrams and Boggle where you make words from different letters. Games are a great way to learn and these…
3 September 2018
“George and Harold were usually responsible kids. Whenever anything bad happened, George and Harold were usually responsible.”
—The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
27 August 2018
"Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense."
—Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
24 August 2018
Yolanda: “The new school year is just around the corner and for some it is the very first day of school ever! Getting ready to start school can be daunting and it is important to make sure children are feeling relaxed and excited about starting school and making new friends. These books are perfect for those who are a little nervous about their first day. They are sure to turn those nerves into enthusiasm!”
20 August 2018
“Frog said, ‘I wrote “Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.”’ 'Oh,' said Toad, 'that makes a very good letter.' Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together.”
—Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel
17 August 2018
Helen: "It's back to school time! We have had a wonderful summer at British Tutors with lots of exciting workshops taking place from "The Space Odyssey" to "Hot off the Press!".
Many schools in Hong Kong start the new term next week and it brings back so many memories for me of how it felt preparing to start a new school year, especially making the move into a new school. Excitement and nerves are all part of the package but my favourite part was always the…
15 August 2018
SUMMER WORKSHOP SPOTLIGHT
Loquerisne Latine? (Do you speak Latin?)
Let our Latin expert guide you through daily life
in Ancient Rome. Study the beginnings of the
language with useful vocabulary, phrases and
grammar and enter a Roman house to learn what
the Romans ate, where they lived and how they
worked. See how this compares to our life, do we
have similar words and grammar in English? Do
we eat the same food and value the same things?
13 August 2018
Monday morning inspiration!
“I shall find out thousands and thousands of things!”
—The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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