Features for Teachers: Kindness Butterflies
Jamie Lee wants to be normal. But his ADHD makes him feel like his brain is full of butterflies.
Elin Watts wants to be perfect. If she can be, surely her dad will come home.
When Jamie and Elin’s families join, chaos and order collide. But perhaps they have something in common. Maybe there’s no such thing as normal, or perfect. Maybe being yourself is more than enough.
Small acts of kindness can go a long way. That’s why we’ve created these gorgeous butterfly posters, with space for you to add words and pictures for someone who needs a bit of extra kindness today! A great tool to start a conversation about empathy, and a beautiful addition to your classroom wall!
Meet the Author
Victoria Williamson is a primary school teacher with a Master’s degree in special needs education. Her first novel, the USBBY-honoured The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle is included in the 2019 Read for Empathy collection and has been longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.
Interested in inviting Victoria to visit your school? Drop her an email to enquire!
Also by Victoria Williamson:
She is the Fox Girl.
I am the White Gazelle.
Together we can outrun anything.
Reema feels completely lost. She’ll never call this strange country, with its grey skies and boring food, home. Syria is her home and it’s a million miles away.
Caylin feels completely alone. She’s looking after her useless mum, stealing from other kids so she can eat. She can’t tell anyone, they’ll only let her down.
The refugee and the bully — Reema and Caylin can’t imagine being friends, until a shared secret brings them together.
‘A beautiful story singing with love and hope’ — Sarah Driver, author of the Huntress series
Features for Teachers: Roman Riddles
In Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle, the Squad investigate ancient treasure, mystery mosaics and suspicious centurions to try to solve a spooky problem. Could there really be a ghost in the museum? Packed full of fun facts, red herrings, and zany illustrations by Mike Phillips, The Case of the Roman Riddle makes a great introduction to the topic as a class reader.
We’ve created some free class activity sheets based on the book. Click the buttons below to download!
Help Kennedy figure out some important dates from history using Roman numerals.
Nabster can’t believe how many Roman inventions are still used today. See how well your class does in our Roman inventions quiz!
There are lots of words we still use today that came from Roman times. Help the squad find some common Latin words in our wordsearch!
More about Museum Mystery Squad
Museum Mystery Squad and the Case of the Roman Riddle by Mike Nicholson is available now! Other books in Mike Nicholson’s Museum Mystery Squad series include …the Case of the Moving Mammoth, …the Case of the Hidden Hieroglyphics and …the Case of the Curious Coins.
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