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25 August 2016

Five For Friday!

A peak at my week with Doodle Bugs Teaching.  As I was only at school for TWO days, yes only TWO days, my five for Friday has less to do with school and more to do with home, Instagram, food, reading and resources! Enjoy!

I have had three days off this week with the flu and it is the worst! However  this has allowed me to have the time to sit down and explore all the Twinkl resources, and boy are there a heap!

I was recently contacted by Twinlk and asked if I would be able to post and review their products that I use in my classroom on my Instagram and Blog. I jumped at the opportunity. My opinions and thoughts are of course my own. 

I am still at the 'exploring' stage and I am having tons of fun viewing, downloading, printing, laminating and cutting! 

Make sure you check back in to see the products I start using in my classroom!

Do you use Twinkl? Leave me a comment! 

Did I mention that being sick is the worst?!

What are your sick day essentials? Leave me a comment!


Miss Tess' Classroom - Wow!

My hobby is slow and steadily changing into a business! Super scary and some days I think "yay- I am reaching and collaborating with amazing teachers around the world" and other days I think "what am I even doing!?" I think it is all about balance!

This week Elizabeth from This Little Home Of Mine posted a wonderful blog post called 'How to Start a Blog & Then Take it to the Next Level'. If you have not read it (or have not checked out the whole This Little Home of Mine blog) - DO IT!

Like Elizabeth, I didn't start a blog or Instagram page for fame and fortune, it was just a way to collaborate and connect with teacher across Australia and the world! And it has been an amazing journey so far!

After reading Elizabeth's blog post, I decided to get my backside into gear and start planning, not just posting randomly on my blog and my Instagram feed. I am also going to take up Elizabeth's advice and really connect with my followers in the next coming months - "Be more active!"


Pumpkin Soup

I am sick, therefore pumpkin soup is my best friend! 

Last weekend I used a new recipe from Donna Hay and my love for pumpkin soup is stronger than ever! 


My Books...

I thought I would share a picture of my book case and some of my all time favourite books. 

Ten Little Finger and Ten Little Toes written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
Pure joy and delight. 

The Dovekeepers written by Alice Hoffman 
My favourite book of all time! 
Based in 70AD it is the story of four individual women who lives intersect. Love, war, passion and secrets. 

Flow: The psychology of optimal experience written by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 
One of my psychology reads - we are all trying to find the 'flow'. 

The Slap wirtten by Christos Tsiolkas
A challenging and though provoking read. 

Much Love,


  1. Hi Tess, sorry you have been unwell - pumpkin soup is just what you need!
    Paula from Paula’s Place

  2. Thanks for the book recommendations Tess! I have added two of those to my to-read list! Hope you are feeling better!
    Teachers Are Terrific!