Cell phones

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Do you feel like me? Concerned about the amount of time our children and grandchildren are spending on cell phones. So what are we doing about it? Too many of us, seemingly nothing! Major new studies are now proving that radiation from these devices is likely to effect memory. Electromagnetic fields are proven to have… Read more »

Blue Socks, Bully Socks

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Perhaps I should have been more sensitive. Thought things through before I bought them. It was about identity you see. I was tapping into her identity instead of finding my own. Now bullying isn’t right nor acceptable under any condition, but I remember her face when I strolled up to that school bus. She looked… Read more »

New School Visits page

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I have created a new page for annamckann.com – called School Visits. Before I begin again in 2019 , and before I post anything else on the page, take a look at the image below at one of my first schools from nearly ten tears ago! Cliff School – Wakefield.       Where does… Read more »

Separation Issues

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I remember the days when my children were very young and I was considering separation from their father. My agonising thoughts were how will this affect them and could I hold on until they were through school, just so they could live with both parents? Well I couldn’t, and I didn’t! Sometime later I joined… Read more »

Children and pets

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Children and pets. Hum! Hard work but rewarding. I remember my old English teacher who loved animals, had several dogs, cats, a pony and more, but disliked children profusely. Miss Gregg they called her. She moaned regularly in class about how she disliked us and much preferred her pets. So one wonders why she took… Read more »

Claudia Spencer – A spider’s tale

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It’s not often I have time to go into nursery and have fun. I’m the one usually stuck behind a desk. But recently, I had a great time with some of my nursery children at Rainbow Childcare, talking about the life and habits of a spider, and reciting my poem about Claudia Spencer. Even I… Read more »

Immunisations

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I was thinking about immunisation today and particularly in regard to children. I suppose it was highlighted when local schools sent notifications out recently about the HPV vaccine (Human Papilloma Virus) transmitted through sexual contact. My first thoughts were we really need to protect our children, but what ever happened to under age sex? Is… Read more »

Able Writers

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Work isn’t hard when you enjoy it, is it? Well that’s not entirely true but it certainly helps when you are fortunate enough to do what you enjoy and even more so, be paid for it. A full day in school with the Authors Abroad Able Writers Programme, is non stop and challenging. Why challenging?… Read more »

What are we teaching our kids today?

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I really need to grouch about this! Is it really too much trouble to take our litter home instead of dumping it? Worse still when a football club meets regularly on local playing fields and no one collects the litter after the game. Come on guys, shall I name and shame you. Local to my… Read more »