Weekend Coffee Share: A Winter Comeback

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would apologise for the late check-in this weekend. I have started reading Lawrence Hill’s novel, The Illegal, and I am finding it hard to put down! I bought this book two years ago with the gift card parents had given me as a Christmas gift, and had placed it on my growing TBR pile. I had read, and loved, his previous novel, The Book of Negoes.. I knew that I would enjoy this one as well and took the opportunity to buy it as a gift.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the end of February felt spring-like. The days were mild, the sun was shining, and the birds were chirping. As March began, however, we were sent a reminder that winter had not quite finished with us yet. During the night of 1 March, snow fell gently to the ground and we woke up to a white-covered world. As I walked through the park on Friday, I enjoyed the peaceful snowscapes – but hoped I would not see any more this season.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week our school celebrated winter with a carnival of our own. For the day, children did a variety of activities at school such as creating with plasticine, making team flags, playing with large balls, and building with lego. The children were placed into six colour teams (the colours of the Quebec carnival), and supervised during the activities by the teachers and volunteer parents who are not running the stations.

As you can see, I was supervising the purple team 🙂 During the afternoon, the children watched a dance show presented in Freench . My class ended the day with some outdoor play and a story. The kids had fun – but I went home exhausted!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this weekend I worked on some new vocabulary games for my class. Each year I add to the games I have and this year I am in the process of making some to help them learn the science vocabulary for structures. The children enjoy playing bingo and memory game – and they learn the French words quite quickly while having some fun! I am hoping to have the games printed, cut, and laminated by the end of this week. Up to now we have been playing these games learning the shape vocabulary and the children are getting proficient at recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes in French.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the weekend feels short once again. How I wish we had three days in which to recover from the week! Have a wonderful week and I will catch up again 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)

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19 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Winter Comeback

  1. We read Illegal for our book club. It wasn’t one of our favourites. I think when a reference to Tim Horton’s was made we were let down. Most of us loved The Book of Negros so this newest book was a big letdown.

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  2. That we had no electrciity for a day-plus but now do, but have not had running water since Thursday. It sputtered a tiny bit today, but is now still. I am rereading Matthew Hughes books. I love his picaresque, good-natured, whimsical style. One of the cover blurbs said to imagine Gulliver’s Travels written by PG Wodehouse, and I have to say there is a bit of that feel in there. I am glad to have found these books in a box here–

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      1. I am still managing without it. We have a lot of bottles of seltzer, and I shake out the bubbles and drink it. Bathing and washing dishes do not happen, and we dedicated one bathroom to the uglier side of elimination, and fortunately today there was a little water in the pipes, so we could flush. They are turning it off again now to reapir something tomorrow, so we have had some flushes but nothing potable. Oh well–

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  3. Winter and Spring seem to be tag-teaming here as well.. We had a gorgeous almost 60 degree day, then snow, and another couple inches coming tomorrow night. The carnival looked fun! I bet you were exhausted though.. Thanks for the coffee and have a great week!

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    1. It is a tradition at our school that every child looks forward to – and which every parent expects will happen. It is well supported by the parent council and by many parent volunteers.

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