Ah dinna like Mondays

day 8 Well, perhaps you’ve guessed from the title and picture that today’s giveaway has a Scots theme! ‘I dinna like the Midge’ (RRP £6.99) is a lovely anthology of Scots poems for children and is ideal to keep on the teacher’s desk, to dip into now and again for your ‘Poem of the Day’. midge It has lots of old favourites, including The Three Craws (three craws sat upon a wa, sat upon a wa, sat upon a wa-aw-aw-aw!) Aiken Drum, Katie Beardie and Coulter’s Candy. How many of your children know these traditional Scottish songs and rhymes?

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning today is: Follow @thelearningzoo and re-tweet the competition on Twitter Or If you’re not on Twitter, just tell us in the comments below, or on Facebook, what is your favourite Scots song, poem or rhyme? My all-time favourite is ‘A Dug, A Dug’ by Bill Keys #scots Cheery bye now, Jeffrey and Anne x

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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.

2 comments on “Ah dinna like Mondays”

  1. Susan Reply

    Hi We have just been doing an art activity today to learn Robin Robin Reidbreist by J K Annand and the children really enjoyed it, also learning a bit about the poet on the Scottish Poetry Library website.

    My favourite lately is Street Talk – again by J K Annand – great for drawing a cartoon strip to illustrate!

    • Anne Glennie Reply

      Hi Susan, aww that sounds brilliant – what a super idea and a wonderful way to build in some Scots at Christmas time. Thanks so much for sharing – Street Talk is a new for me – and I love it!

      Here’s the link for those of you that might not know it:

      http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poetry/poems/street-talk

      Also, thank you too for the reminder of The Scottish Poetry library – what excellent resources there are for teachers!

      Jeffrey has added your name to the hat for today’s prize draw!

      Jeffrey and Anne x

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