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)