Advent, Excitement and Anticipation

Now that December is here, and the great countdown is upon us, the excitement can be difficult to contain in the classroom. Well, today’s prize capitalises on that excitement, on the anticipation of Christmas – with a simply gorgeous book of Christmas Poems, chosen by Gaby Morgan and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. (In fact, it I such a lovely, glossy little hardcover edition that I’m struggling not to keep it for myself!)

511GJTrYALL__SY344_BO1,204,203,200_This wonderful selection covers everything from snow and Santa to more traditional hymns, rhymes and verses about the Nativity – a lovely collection to read to eager ears this month.

With an RRP of £10.99, you can get your gloved fingers on it by sharing what it is you’re looking forward to this holiday season. Either post in the comments on the blog or on Facebook – or tweet us @thelearningzoo – in all cases, please include the hashtag #anticipation .

So get typing… the winner will be announced at 10pm as usual. Good luck!


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About the author

Anne Glennie is a Primary Teacher, Literacy Consultant, Trainer and the creator of Reflective Reading and founder of The Learning Zoo. Living on the Isle of Lewis she also has her own menagerie comprising: 1 husband, 2 children, 8 alpacas, 10 Hebridean sheep, 1 crested gecko and 1 French bulldog called Moomin.

7 comments on “Advent, Excitement and Anticipation”

    • Anne Glennie Reply

      Lovely… totally agree – the joy of Christmas on little faces – the wonder and excitement! Thank you Caroline! Anne and Jeffrey x

  1. Margaret Reply

    Snuggled up with my 2 year old grand daughter reading to her ‘Twas the night before Chistmas’ and sharing in her excitement. #anticipation

    • Anne Glennie Reply

      Aww that is one of our family traditions too – thank you for sharing your #anticipation Margaret 😀

  2. Alison Reply

    Laying out the milk and biscuits for Santa and the carrot for the reindeer with my two year old daughter. Then, watching her face when she has discovered they have all gone in the morning (and the carrot is half eaten in the garden!). #anticipation

    • Anne Glennie Reply

      Thank you Alison! There’s not much that can beat the elation, wonder and excitement of a visit from the man in the red suit and his reindeer. Thank you for sharing your #anticipation. 😀

  3. Anne Glennie Reply

    Thank you all so much for sharing all of your #anticipation about the forthcoming festive season here on the blog. I’m pleased to announce that today’s winner is Martin – over on Twitter!
    Check in tomorrow when there will be a free Task Map lesson to download! Night, night all, Jeffrey and Anne x

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