If we were having coffee, I would greet you with a big smile. The weather is mild once again – though I am sure this will not last for long. We have been promised a typical Canadian winter, so I will enjoy the mild weather while we have it.
The beginning of my week at work began with moving furniture from my classroom. Why? The carpenters and tilers had arrived to retile my floor. My furniture was placed in the hallway and I moved some notebooks and my rolling board into the library. I set up in the carpeted space and organised some seating for my students. The library became our ‘home’ for two days. The children were a little unsettled at first but soon followed their routines.
On Wednesday morning, I moved my things back to my room – and then spent the 45 minutes before the school bell rang setting up my room in preparation for the children. The floor looks beautiful – but we still wait for the painters to come around and paint the walls!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the rest of the week went smoothly. I gave my students their first opportunity to self-evaluate their work and, after co-constructing some success criteria for the neat copy of their writing, I can see an improve in some of their work. I am hoping that repetition of this exercise will encourage my students to take their time when doing their neat copy.
Yesterday after school my daughter and a couple of her friends came into my classroom to help me with some filing and writing of songs. I still have a lot of work to do but, with their help, I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this is the last weekend I give myself before I begin getting ready for Christmas. This year we have school right up until 23 December, so I will need to get all my shopping done before then. I guess I need to start thinking about those Christmas presents!
Have a wonderful weekend
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)