Weekend Coffee Share: It Has Been a While!

If we were having coffee, I would hang my head in shame as it has been a while. Days have slipped by and, even thought I have thought of blogging, I have not been able to place my fingers on the keyboard to write a post. This time of the year is always so busy for me – and this year it seems to be even busier. My days have been filled with getting to know the new children in my class, planning lessons, mentoring new teachers, and working hard to create a balance in my life. I have managed to keep going to my Zumba classes, and that I am thankful for.

This year in addition to the usual home and work responsibilities, I added another. The school board I work for has run a day conference each year for the past 5 years on using the Google applications in our teaching. This year I presented with a colleague. It was an added responsibility but I decided to take on the challenge.Yesterday was the day. that I presented. Google Camp, as it is called, began early at 8:30 am and lasted the entire day until 4 pm. Presenting did make me a little nervous but it was a positive experience and I was glad I did it. I was also able to attend other sessions and learned about different applications that have been added to the Google Suite. I now have something new that I want to try out in my classroom. I have heard about it and now need to try it out. It is only by trying it out that I will be able to fully learn how the application works.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the last week was not all work but fun too. Halloween was on Tuesday and it was great seeing all of my students in their costumes. As the parents had come out for the annual Halloween parade, I took the opportunity to invite them to the classroom. The children sang for them and showed them their work portfolio. We had a good day – though not much academic tasks were done.

I did enjoy the day as a blonde – and getting a double-take reaction from people who did not recognise me at first 🙂

If we were having coffee, I would have to say a quick good-bye. We started daylight savings today but the extra hour does not seem to be enough. Enjoy your week and speak to you soon.

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

32 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: It Has Been a While!

    1. Thank you. I have missed connecting and putting the ideas in my head in a post. Hopefully in a couple of weeks after the parent interviews, I will slip back into my blogging routine.


  1. love the princess look and nice catch up post C – the google camp sounds so fun and nice of you to give time to invest in that — ahhhh
    and thanks for the coffee and remember (IMO) blog pauses can be a-okay….

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    1. It was exciting to share what I am doing in my class even though I was nervous in the beginning. The people who came to my session were positive about what I shared. I also had the opportunity to go to other sessions and learn a little bit.
      Blogging breaks are necessary, I know. But I do miss connecting with people like you 😉

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      1. Yes – on my breaks I miss the connection too (and thx for saying that nice comment 😉 ) and I was just thinking of u is a few folks I follow are doing a post a day for November (cos they cannot do the novel challenge) and I was remembering your fun month long challenge and I am going to share thAt with them – ok?
        Anyhow – enjoy your class and family and touch base again later – 😉

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  2. It’s good to see you again, Colline. Congratulations on your presentation. We all get sidetracked by life and blogging is the easiest thing to let go of. But when that happens it’s always nice to see someone pop in, even if only for a quick hello.

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  3. Good to hear from you Colline 🙂 A challenge at work is always a good thing and it sounds like you enjoyed yours. I’m in the fortunate position of no longer having to tackle challenges at work – but there’s plenty of self-generated challenges to keep me busy!

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  4. If we were having coffee, I’d say it’s so great to see you and spend this time together! Happy to see your smiling face and I love your costume. You HAVE been a busy bee. Like you said earlier, don’t forget to make time for you, reading, and your coffee break. 🙂

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  5. Teaching is a very time consuming venture, … so understandable how it gets in the way of much about life. Cheers to you tackling the presentation!


  6. bonjour “dame blonde”! 🙂
    * * *
    @”French immersion teacher” – sounds fine in English, mais lourd in French = enseignant(e) de l’immersion en français… we’d say “intervenant(e) en français”. 🙂


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