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)