Author Archive: missevie1

Fitting in the Multicultural Classroom…

When I first moved to Sydney, I was the weird kid. I had a very heavy French accent and I spoke very minimal English. The English I did know was cringe-worthy, I mimicked my dad’s proper British accent, my grammar was all over the place. Within a few days of being in my Year 1 class, …

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Circle of Security…

“I’m here for you”.  This is such a simple, yet powerful statement. He’s just naughty: When an Educator explains to me that Child A is out of control, is testing the boundaries, is just plain naughty. I listen. I continue to listen when they say “he’s so manipulative, I just know he’s testing me”. Young …

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Life is More Beautiful with The Very Hungry Caterpillar…

  If I were to list my top 10 books, I’d say 9 out of the 10 would be children’s books. I’m not even a little bit embarrassed about how excited I get talking about brilliant children’s authors that I respect highly…Pamela Allen, Mem Fox, Julia Donaldson…and of course Eric Carle. For now I’ll focus …

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How I Became Miss Evie…

I was probably 12 when I declared to my family that I wanted to be a teacher or a nurse. The response from my parents was “teaching would be a great job for you, when you have children you’ll be able to take holidays to spend with them”. This was not the reason I wanted …

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Welcome to the Toy Library…

  I love exploring Sydney and despite growing up on the North Shore and living here most of my life, I feel that almost every day I learn something new about this city. This find isn’t a small bar with quirky bartenders and an extensive cocktail list, or a place with a panoramic view. Instead …

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Super Easy Cheese & Bacon Rolls…

  Cooking with children should be fun…and delicious! Every experience with children should be enjoyed and encompasses all aspects of education; numeracy, literacy, language, social skills – just to name a few. Preschoolers in particular have grasped the concept of recipes and will ask about quantities and what’s next. Before cooking, sit down with the …

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Playdough…

Where can I begin with the benefits of Playdough? The number of adjectives are countless. As an Early Childhood Educator I cannot imagine my class without a Playdough table – in fact if there was no table set up, the children were quick to ask tell us that we had to make some. So why …

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When you have children, you’ll understand…

I don’t have children. Such a simple statement, but profound. For a long time I questioned my understanding of Early Childhood because how could I possibly understand children if I didn’t have any of my own? Well maybe not…BUT I’m a big kid and I can get lost in the children’s section of a bookshop, I …

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