Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Week

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would urge you to come inside quickly. The temperatures have dropped and it is quite chilly outside. On Friday it snowed! I could not believe it as it is April already and Spring should have arrived. Luckily I had not put my Winter boots away because I have needed to pull them on for the last few days.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my body is feeling a bit sore at the moment. The teacher for Sh’bam on Saturday has a more intensive choreography than our previous Zumba teacher and, on top of this morning’s class, my muscles are feeling it. Speaking about instructors, we have a new one for the Thursday Zumba class. I like her. Her classes are high energy and she also does a couple of tracks that are Power Zumba. It can be intense. I think she may lose some people – but gain others. I look forward to dancing with her.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this week my class, and all the grade 1 classes, participated in a woodworking workshop. The workshop was set up in my room and we each had a session. The project I chose for the children to do was a windmill. They loved it! They got to build their structure using a hammer and nails. They made an axle and a pulley – it is a perfect way for them to understand the science concepts that I have been teaching them in class.

On Friday, once my room had been cleared, I gave the children the opportunity to paint and decorate their windmills. The room was buzzing with chatter as they worked. Every year that I arrange the woodworking workshop and encourage the children to decorate their windmills, it is a success. The structures are carried home afterwards with pride and placed, I am sure, in a prominent place in their bedroom.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the week did go by quickly – even more so because we had a four day working week. Next week we will be back to normal and will follow our usual routine. All I wish for now is some warmer weather!

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

ยฉ Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and theย Weekend Coffee Share)

25 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Week

  1. How cool! I enjoyed seeing these pics on Instagram.. I first thought they were cardboard fudgesicles.. LOL


  2. Thank you for the coffee! I hope you get to enjoy some warmer weather very soon! The sun is peaking out through the clouds here today. I’m going on a hike shortly. It’s usually my weekend fun, making a day trip somewhere, and going on a hike there. I’m so impressed that you’re staying busy with your dance classes, way to go girl! Have an awesome Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. It’s still wintery here and we had some snow, not much, but some last week. I am keeping most of my winter gear available.

    I bet your students loved making windmills. How great that they can use their hands to learn. Kids love that! (They also lack opportunities to learn that way.)


    1. I dare not put mine away yet – especially as our temperatures are below 0c!
      I am always looking for interesting ways to help my students learn. Making learning fun is important.


  4. Our youngsters have another week of Easter break, and the weather hasn’t been great. No snow though. April showers but not much sun about to make rainbows. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ The windmills look good fun, Colline. Enjoy your week ahead.


  5. It’s weird that it still snowing there when it should be spring already! I hope you have warmer weather soon. I love that you’re enjoying Zumba. My mom used to do it regularly but she stopped because she couldn’t keep up with their instructor. I hope that doesn’t happen to you!

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    1. I would still go I think. There are a number of people in the class that canโ€™t keep up but the instructor gives them options. The most important thing is to keep moving and to have fun while dancing.

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  6. I love the windmill project with your little guys. I am in first grade this year. I just love this age.


  7. The weather in your part of the world does seem rather dreadful, Colline. Winter and snow is lovely but not when it overstays its welcome. The windmills are fabulous. I some some pictures on Instagram.


  8. I hope you get some warmer weather soon. We had a few nice days in the UK and my Magnolia is now looking brilliant. The weather the last couple of days has been overcast and gloomy and a little chilly.
    By the way, I prefer Tea with Milk no Sugar, not coffee ๐Ÿ˜‰ All the best


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