Weekend Coffee Share: A Mixed Week

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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)

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32 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Mixed Week

  1. Got a bit of a ‘tickle’ myself, Colline, but you can’t be contagious from all the way over there! 🙂 Spent a couple of hours walking this morning and getting up close to crocuses. Wonderful! Hope you’re much better soon.

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  2. Colline it sounds like the end of your week has finished on a low ebb. Just in time for the weekend. Hope you are feeling better soon. It is that time of year when the temperatures fluctuate that it seems to be very easy to come down with somehting. Good luck getting better.

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  3. If we were having coffee today, I would ask you how do we teach children to give their best. How do we tell them coasting is okay sometimes but not all the time. I would offer you the new marshmallow crispy treats we made yesterday with some white chocolate chips sprinkled on top. Get well soon.

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    1. I encourage the children to always to their best. I often ask them if what they are giving me is their best work. If they say no, then I ask them to improve it. Seems to work in my class. We need to make them accountable for what they do.

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