Weekend Coffee Share: A Week with a Difference

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If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week has flown by and that I cannot believe it is Saturday already! I have not been 100% well but I have managed to keep on working with my students. The bonus has been that I have not had to cook dinner this week because, even though my hubby was home sick, he did take on the responsibility of providing our family with the evening meals.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Wednesday was a long day. It was the evening of our school concert which meant I had to supervise my children during the performance. The parents loved the show (which I did not see) and enjoyed watching it while the teachers looked after those who were not performing. The concert took place at a local high school because of its large auditorium. I arrived prepared with bingo, cubes, markers and colouring pages to keep the children occupied. The time did pass by slowly while we waited for their turn to perform – and after the performance I was asked numerous times, “When is my dad/mom coming to pick me up?”

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the children were tired on Thursday, the day after the concert. I planned a relaxing day for them that was not too stressful and encouraged them to visit the reading centre if they needed a little downtime. The day passed without incident and ended with a serious discussion of behaviour expectations for the field trip the following day.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that our entire school went on a field trip yesterday. We took the time out from academic activities to go to the movies. Our principal organised a trip to our local cinema to watch Zootopia, a fun animation presented by Disney:

I enjoyed watching the film and there were many moments that made me laugh. As always, the movie was created not only for young children but also for the adults that watch it.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I was very proud of my class yesterda. The children behaved better than I thought they would – in fact they did not give me any problems at all. They stayed in their lines as we walked to the cinema; and behaved appropriately during the film. Once we had returned to school, we ate a late lunch and for the rest of the day the children caught up their work and had the opportunity to play with the blocks I have in the classroom.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am looking forward to the next week. March Break has begun and, for a week, I will be able to sleep late and take things slowly. I began my relaxation routine this morning by reading a little. I am currently enjoying John Grisham’s novel The Racketeer and the unexpected twist in the story. My plan is to finish this tale today and to begin another one of the novels I have in my TBR stash.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you to enjoy your week. I know I will. Not only do I have the break to look forward to, but I will also enjoy the warmer temperatures.

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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36 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Week with a Difference

  1. Sounds like a buy but good week, Colline. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I’m becoming more at peace with living in our unfinished house, and that I’m looking forward to meeting friends for dinner tonight. 🙂

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  2. I would tell you that I too am on March break. However, I am the student not the teacher. My day job will still require my attention but for 1 fabulous week I can loaf about without concern that I have an assignment due.
    Enjoy your week.

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  3. I would tell you that I hope you’re back up to 100% soon, and that you enjoy your break. Zootopia is on my list of movies to see. It’s been getting good reviews by most of my friends and family.

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  4. Your school time was fun. Yes, I am sure Kato will respond once Bob an take him out again. In the meantime all we can do is give a lot of attention. Too bad older folks stress out easy.

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  5. Sounded like another busy week, Colleen. The kids sounded like they stretched their creativity in the concert, that’s why they were probably tired the next day 🙂

    Get well soon and it always is great when someone cooks for us 🙂

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  6. What a busy week! The concert sound challenging. I’ve been in that role myself occasionally. We have our concerts at the HS too but the children stay in seats at the back of the audience when they’re not on stage. We bring books for them to read or they watch the others. Sometimes it is tough to keep them settled. What age do you teach?
    How wonderful to have a school wide field trip and to the movies, too! We don’t have our own buses so have to rent them which can be very expensive. That means smaller trips for each class. I’ve heard the film was quite good and I love John Grisham’s books. I haven’t read that novel yet so I’m anxious to hear what you think of it. Enjoy your break! (Ours is next week and I am really looking forward to it!)

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    1. I just finished the novel and I enjoyed it – it had an unanticipated twist which made the ending interesting.
      I teach grade 1s and 2s so it can be a little challenging to keep them involved with simple activities for 2 hours. The break in the middle to go and perform was perfect as it broke the monotony a little.

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  7. I’m so glad you got to see Zootopia with your class. When my grandsons were young, they lived nearby and we often went to the movies to see Cars, Despicable Me, and any others that came out. I had so much fun watching them laugh at the movies. I am looking forward to when my granddaughter will be old enough to sit through a full length film.
    It is fantastic that you have the week off to catch up on some R & R. Enjoy your break.

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    1. It is such fun going to the movies with little ones. Now my girls, who are teens, want to go with their friends. At least this time round I got to see the latest animation before them 🙂

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  8. I would tell you that I was also sick the week before March Break and on my principal’s insistence I took Thursday off to try and recuperate a bit. I was back on Friday. It was a fairly easy day. Funny how many children leave early to go on vacation. A lot of my classes were much smaller than normal. So far I’m enjoying my March Break. I’ve had two visits with my granddaughter and time on Sunday with my girls. This week I’m hoping to get some reading done, reorganize some of my belongings, draw and paint and hopefully get out and do something fun in the city.

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    1. Your story emphasizes just how tiring our job is and that we need the breaks that we get. Only one child in my class was absent on Friday – but then we had a field trip to the movies and that made the day relaxing. Enjoy your time off with your family and a book in hand.

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  9. Have a great week off, Colline. I hope you read all you want and enjoy your extra time with family. My news is that my husband and I just booked a beach vacation for the end of April. We are really looking forward to it, especially since he had major surgery in January and needs to relax on a beach for a while! I hope you feel 100% by now…

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