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)

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25 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Short Week

  1. 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™‚

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  2. 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.)

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    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.

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  3. 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.

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

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  6. 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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