Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Week

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If we were having coffee, I would welcome your presence with a smile. It is always wonderful to meet up with friends and catch up. I would tell you that the week seems to have gone by so quickly and that I cannot believe it is Saturday already. Last weekend was an extended one because of the public holiday in Ontario (Family Day). The extra day gave me an opportunity to relax, read, watch Netflix, and do a little crochet (to read the details, you may visit my Gratitude post). In addition to my focus on relaxation, I was able to spend more time with my family. Lunch and dinner were extended as we chatted and shared whatever came to mind. As expected, the iPad came out and my daughter shared some hilarious videos she had found on YouTube.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Tuesday we woke up to a whitened world (pictures can be seen here). I have missed experiencing the snow this Winter and walking in it was a treat. On Tuesday I attended a workshop in the afternoon on writing in the hopes that I could get some guidance on how to assess writing and improve the quality of my students’ work. I was disappointed. Even though the presenters know that the majority of the teachers attending the workshop teach French Immersion, they referred only to the ‘teaching English’ experience. There are two more sessions left for this series of workshops and I am hoping that I will be able to get some ideas from the remaining ones.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week has been a good one with my students – even though a few of them had to stay at home at the end of the week due to illness. The children have been calm and focused on their work. They understand now the routine in the classroom and move around independently to do their work. I met a new supply teacher this week (who hails from France) and, when I told her how my room works, she liked it. I have booked her for a day and hope that she enjoys the experience.

If we were having coffee, I would wish you well as you leave. Have a good weekend and enjoy the upcoming week.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

(This post is linked to the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Diane, The Part-Time Monster)

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50 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Week

  1. We had the snow on Monday, but today our temps will rise to the upper 60’s F. Hubby was out of town, so I spent a lot of time with my daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Last night we had dinner with my son, and after midnight, my husband finally walked through the door. Flights across the country exhausted him.

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    1. Our snow here is beginnig to melt – and plenty of it has already gone – as the weekend temperatures rise. I am sad to see the snow go, but not the ice!
      Sounds like you had some wonderful family time with your children Michelle. Hope your husband rests well this weekend.

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  2. Shopping Thursday the north eastern out as the sun was shinning in the valley. That is nice as scene snow line was even across the mountains at about 5,000 feet.
    Since we have been retired expend weekends don’t mean much to us. The pot luck this month was spaghetti and I can’t eat it on my diet so I skip it.

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  3. It’s always exciting to see students enjoy learning. I’m glad things are well in your classroom. I am wondering what is a “supply teacher”? This is a term I am not familiar with here in the States.

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  4. Sounds like a busy week, Colline. Hope the children get well. Your students sound like they like learning and so are focused and attentive. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you about my day yesterday where I went out to the city and took photos 🙂

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    1. Thank you Ian. I have recently joined the Weekly Coffee Share and I find the reflection makes me realise how busy my wekk can sometimes be 🙂
      The snow is all gone now. Increased temperatures have melted everything.

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  5. We had Presidents’ Day here so it was a short week for us, too. My grandson’s school had a fundraiser last night and i volunteered so I was there from 4 to 8 PM. Not a short week for me! But it was fun seeing all the kids and parents gathered for one goal.

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  6. You’ve been busy indeed!

    I’m always interested in hearing your perspective on teaching techniques—my son is in a Spanish immersion school, and in some ways, hearing you talk about your teaching is like seeing the other side of the coin. Hopefully those workshops that are left will work to your advantage!!

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  7. Thanks for the coffee, Colline. If you pop round here tonight, I could offer you warm sponge cake. I ran out of cornflour and had to substitute custard powder for half of it which was an interesting experiment. Not as good as the original but still good..especially straight out of the oven with jam. It’s been awhile since I’ve done much baking as it’s been too hot…Australian Summer!
    xx Rowena

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  8. Hi Colline. Isn’t it great when you have extra time with family and time to relax? During my husband’s recovery from surgery 3 weeks ago, we’ve been watching the series “The Wire” from the beginning. We’re now up to Season 4. It’s been fun watching it together and talking about it while he recovers. 🙂

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