Category: The Kids

The Platypus Series

I’m a firm believer (and I’ve said it before) that great writing begins with any idea that is “in your heart or on your mind”.  This open-ended approach makes the daunting task of marking a blank piece of paper a …

The Write Start

I certainly don’t profess to be a professional writer or blogger but whatever it is that I do, I enjoy it.  I enjoy the act of noticing stories around me, I enjoy searching for the perfect word, and I enjoy …

Thursday Roll Call: Khushi

Meet Khushi. She is our final Roll Call entry for this 2011-2012 school year.  Khushi’s personality is a very fitting way to segue into the breezy summer holidays. She has a peaceful demeanour, an easygoing, relaxed approach to life, and …

Wednesday Roll Call: Shazil

Meet Shazil. He wants to be a rockstar when he grows up.  And a policeman.  I honestly have no doubt that he can’t do both; Shazil is a little sponge with one of those “steel trap” brains that soaks up …

Tuesday Roll Call: Keren

Meet Keren. She uses words like, “shall” and comes to school dressed like she just popped out from the pages of a storybook; ponytailed, rosy cheeked and with a snappy spring in her step. Keren was new to our school …

Friday Roll Call: Austin

Meet Austin. That was his hair for “Crazy Hair Day” and those are his crazy-long eyelashes that are peeking out from under his brow.  That would be about as far as I’d go in using the word “crazy” to describe …