Office of an academic?

After writing my last waffle I have been considering my office at university and whether it is really an office of an academic? It would appear that you can take the teacher out of a primary school, but not the primary school out of a teacher!

When I first got my office at work, I thought I would fill it with dusty tomes and great works of academic literature. Although the shelves are full of books which reflect the subjects I teach – mathematics, science and computing – across the years, other items have slowly appeared. Here are some of the items that made their way slowly into my academic office.

These are hand senses used to encourage the children to writing descriptively using each of their senses and their emotions.

These are hand senses used to encourage the children to writing descriptively using each of their senses and their emotions.

They are always falling off, but velcro jelly babies in a jelly baby jar! - number bonds to ten!

They are always falling off, but velcro jelly babies in a jelly baby jar! – number bonds to ten!

Presented to me after my academic tutor group completed their presentation on Space - they wanted to keep the head...

Presented to me after my academic tutor group completed their presentation on Space – they wanted to keep the head…

Wilson - this was the bear that the children took on holiday. He has his own passport and a holiday journal full of snaps!

Wilson – this was the bear that the children took on holiday. He has his own passport and a holiday journal full of snaps!

Of course, you always need a puppet!

Of course, you always need a puppet!

And another puppet and giggling monster to keep my book shelves interesting.

And another puppet and giggling monster to keep my book shelves interesting.

This was given to me after I suggested making one for a presentation on the use of robots with Autistic learners - he is called Basil

This was given to me after I suggested making one for a presentation on the use of robots with Autistic learners – he is called Basil