Good morning. How has your week been?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you not to come too close. Yes, I am sick! Thursday I felt my eyes begin to water and my nose tickle. By the end of the day, I was reaching often for a tissue from the box in my classroom. Yesterday I decided to stay at home. Part of me did not want to as the school had planned a day filled with fun activities to celebrate Carnaval (a Quebecois tradition). On reflection, I thought it would be better to stay at home and rest – instead of taking off next week when I feel worse and cannot continue.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that last Tuesday I attended the last daytime session on a series of workshops on assessment in the classroom. (I speak more about my experience in this post). It was good to be the learner instead of the teacher. I enjoyed, as well, the chance to meet and socialise with other teachers. We can get so isolated in our own world of the classroom, that we often forget to connect with others.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the temperatures this week have been down and up. On Wednesday we had rain (which melted some snow) and then the temperatures dropped late afternoon and evening turning water into ice. Thursday saw me walking carefully on the roads. As I have slipped and hurt myself in the past, I am very weary when I walk on the roads in winter.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I cannot chat for too long. Even though I have been up only for a little while, I feel tired and feel the need to lie down and close my eyes. I would tell you to have a good week and that I look forward to seeing you next 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)