Weekend Coffee Share: A Busy Week

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Good morning. Hope you are well on this fine day in Toronto. The weather is currently perfect: a little warm with no wind and blue skies. Spring has arrived this weekend and I am hoping that it is here to stay.

During the past week the children at school have enjoyed the warmer weather – as have I. They have not had to put on their snowpants, mitts and hats to go outside – and I have been able to do my outside duty with nothing covering my head. What bliss!

On Friday a colleague (my former ECE) and I presented our work at a staff meeting. We spent the week preparing our documents and our slideshow. She presented the binders she had created to show the learning that had taken place in the inquiries that she had done with her kindergarten students; I presented the documentation I had done on the learning my students had experienced in my grade 1/2 classroom. These documents are what I put into the children’s portfolios to show the progression of their learning. The Early Learning Years department (K – 2) is moving towards documenting student learning in this way. In addition, I referred to the documentation panels that I create to showcase the learning in my room.

A Documentation Panel. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
A Documentation Panel. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2016

The presentation was well received – and our principal was pleased with the effort we had put into sharing our work. If you are interested, I can share the documentation panel I have almost completed on the Structures Inquiry we have just completed. I hope to complete the work on it this week. It is exciting for me to see that there are those in the school building are learning from me: my former ECE as well as another kindergarten educator have begun doing documentation panels as I do. It is gratifying to see that the bulletin boards outside of the classrooms are slowly changing.

I am looking forward to another busy week with plenty of new experiences. Enjoy your week and don’t work too hard.

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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11 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Busy Week

  1. colline – glad you all are enjoying the nice weather – same for us here in VA – even though chilly at night and woke to frost a few times last week. I would like to the the structured inquiry – I am super curious.

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  2. Glad to hear that you had a good week and that the weather is warming up for you guys! It’s pretty warm here in New Orleans these days, but it’s been very rainy and yucky, unfortunately. Hoping for some sunshine this week!

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  3. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I look forward to hearing how your week went. Congratulations on all that you were able to accomplish this week and on the work the children are doing that reveals what they are learning. I would tell you that I still have an excitement growing as God changes me and my perspectives. I would tell you that I am more comfortable walking in the peace of God that surpasses understanding. You had a post earlier that talked about doing difficult things and when they get easier. It is getting easier walking in the peace of God. I would tell you that I am meeting more interesting new bloggers but certainly have my favorite older ones. I would tell you that I have reached 100+ followers and appreciate their support. I would tell you that I have more follows than I can read in any given day but enjoy following them because I look forward to sitting and having my coffee to read what they have to say even though it can take a few days. (I wouldn’t drink the coffee non-stop for days…lol) I would tell you that writing and this blogging community has become such an integral part of my life. I would tell you I cannot see myself not doing this. I would tell you to be blessed this week and I look forward to coffee next week with you.

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    1. Congratulations on reaching 100 followeers – that is quite a milestone 🙂
      Everything gets easier, doesn’t it, the longeer we do it. As you say, it is also exciting beginning new things and seeing the change in your own perspectives. I am sure that others also see the change in you.
      Hvae yourself a blessed week until our next coffee chat 🙂

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