If we were having coffee, I would greet you with enthusiasm as it has been a couple of weeks since I last shared my news. Last weekend I was not feeling well: I had a stuffy head and runny nose. Not pleasant at all. My lack of enthusiasm to do anything translated into two days of rest and lying down while reading my current novel. I do admit that I loved it! 🙂 The rest did me well and now, a week later, I am back to my normal self.
If we were having coffee, I am sure you would ask me how my presentation to the staff on documentation went. It went well and a lot better than I expected. My co-teachers listened respectfully to what I shared and many worked seriously on creating their own form of documentation in the time we gave them to practice. My hard work was appreciated when I passed on the mini-booklet I had created for them to keep. I am hoping that it is not tossed in a drawer but is used to help them using Google Docs and the iPad to document their students’ learning.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week has been ultra busy. I have seen all the parents of my students for the interviews at which we discuss their child’s progress. To accommodate the parents’ working schedule, I offered early morning slots as well as times in the late afternoon/early evening. I enjoyed connecting with the parents and I hope my suggestions are taken to heart.
During the past week I also had an opportunity to go on a workshop. The title? Mentoring Conversations. Yes, this year I am a mentor to one of the new teachers in our school. He is a second year teacher and this year he is teaching the same grade combination as me – a class of both grade 1s and 2s. It was nice to be out of the classroom and be the one learning. And the bonus? Getting to know my mentee a little more.
Yesterday was a PA day – which meant no children at school. As I had finished all of my parent interviews, I spent some time clearing my desk of my marking, filing, and documentation.
No, I did not manage to complete all I had set out to do. I did make some inroads however. Hopefully next week I will manage to catch up a little.
As the weekend pans out, I look forward to doing a couple of things with my family: lunch to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and watching my daughter participate in the Santa Parade. I hope you have enjoyable events planned for your weekend. Have a wonderful two days of rest.
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)