Good morning and welcome. If we were having coffee, I would definitely tell you that I cannot believe it is the end of April already. This month has gone by so quickly – unbelievable!
If we were having coffee, I would open the box of Girl Guide cookies I received from one of my students. She offered them to me yesterday and I haven’t had one yet. I am sure one will be a tasty addition to our warm beverage. Warm beverages were what we were reaching for at the beginning of this week. The temperatures had dropped and the unending drizzle chilled us to the bone. The caretaker of our school had to restart the furnances as the classrooms were extremely chilly. Brrr!
Monday was World Penguin Day and our school celebrated in style (remember, our school mascot is a penguin). We began the day with a penguin march in our neighbourhood: all the children and staff, wearing penguin hats, simulated the annual march of the penguins. Spirits were not dampened by the wet weather – though our paper hats did get a bit soggy! Our assembly later in the morning was all about things penguin. The school experienced a live virtual classroom and had a chance for questions to be answered by experts from the Toronto Zoo and the Vancouver Aquarium. Near the end of our time with the Vancouver Aquarium, the penguins woke up and two were brought in for the children to see. What fun!
This week my daughter turned sixteen. I find it hard to believe that my baby girl is growing so quickly. I remember bringing her home after giving birth as if it were yesterday. Now she is growing into a young woman. It is nice to see her confidence growing and to see her spreading her wings a little.
The weekend looks to be a little warmer – thankfully the rain stopped on Thursday. My husband and I are on our way to Ikea. We have plenty of shopping to do!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have a good 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)