If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the weather this week has improved by many degrees. Thursday and Friday were so mild that it felt like spring! Much of the snow has melted and the fields were covered in puddles. Of course the children at school came in from recess with their pants and jackets soaked! Saturday the temperatures dropped a little (but not too much) and this stopped the meltdown. It is still pleasant outside though.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have started my structures inquiry with my class. Traditionally the children enjoy this part of the year – especially once we get the subtraction skill sorted. They enjoy building with blocks and learning about the design process. I began this week by teaching them the vocabulary for 2D and 3D shapes – they love playing the bingo and memory game that I have created.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I celebrated Valentine’s Day a little with my class. We don’t do anything too big as I do not really like to emphasize the commercial aspect of this day. I feel that if you love someone, you show them everyday. In class, we talked a bit about the love they have for their parents, their siblings, and their friends. At the end of the day, the children had their snack (sent in by the parents) and watched a Valentine’s programme. Thereafter they handed out the cards that they had brought in for their classmates. I was not forgotten and I received many well wishes.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that Friday was the start of the new lunar calendar. This year is the Year of the Dog. Last night, my family and I celebrated the beginning of the Chinese New Year with a meal. My husband cooked while I made the sweet treat for afterwards. My family and I are going out for a meal this evening to celebrate my sons’s birthday at a restaurant that my husband and I have not yet been to. I will let you know what it is like. We don’t normally go out on a Sunday night but, as tomorrow is a public holiday, we are taking advantage. I am going to enjoy the long weekend this weekend – it will give me another day to rest.
Enjoy your upcoming week and see you next weekend.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)