Weekend Coffee Share: A Cold Yet Successful Week

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am so happy to see a bit of blue sky today. This past week felt like winter with freezing rain, snow, slippery sidewalks and winter boots! All the adults at work were complaining while the children gleefully played with the snow during recess. By yesterday afternoon about 80% of the snow had melted (though we hadn’t seen much sun). I am hoping that next week we will have a proper Spring.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my colleague and I ran our first Teacher Book Club session on Wednesday. The meeting was well received and people afterwards came to me and said how much they had enjoyed it. I loved how people were sharing their thoughts and even their own experiences in the classroom. I had moved my tables (the children sit in groups at round tables) so that we were in a large circle. We were therefore able to see the faces of everyone as they spoke. There were twelve of us at the first meeting, and I do not think the number will dwindle.

If we were having coffee, I would continue on the subject of work and tell you that our assignments for next year have been decided. I have been given my first choice – which was to continue working with the grade 1 and 2 combined class. I will have more grade 1s in the class next year and plan to adjust my programme accordingly. The bonus is that I shall stay in my current room so I will not need to pack up and move to another space.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the guide book to Paris that I ordered from Amazon arrived earlier in the week. My husband is currently reading it and I think I will need to grab it from him sometime this weekend – there are a few places I want to check out that I did not visit the last time I was in that fair city.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that nothing else has happened this week. The days have followed the usual routine. Hopefully next week will be warmer – and I know will be a little different (I will tell you all about it next week).

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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10 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Cold Yet Successful Week

  1. We’ve had the most un-spring-like weather here in Illinois as well. But I’m not really complaining because I’m not a hot weather person. Once it passes 75 degrees, I’m ready for the thermometer to start back down.

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  2. Planning a trip to Paris sounds like a good diversion. 🙂 🙂 I’m currently planning a visit to Poland, and then to my daughter in Nottingham, while trying to declutter our house here. The for sale sign is up 🙂

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  3. It sounds as though spring may be finally on the way. How do you run your book club? Do all the children read the book before the session? It sounds like it gets them talking. It must be a relief to know that you don’t have to move and congrats on getting your first preference. Thanks for coffee.

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    1. The book club I run is with the teachers at our school. We are reading a book on pedagogy (the current title is about creating a writing workshop in our classroom). Each week we read a chapter and then get together during a lunchtime to discuss our thoughts on what we have read and how we can implement it with our students. Our first session was very successful and could have gone on for longer 😊

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