Weekend Coffee Share: A Warmer Week

wordswag_15073188796611453091488.pngIf we were having coffee, I would greet you with a big smile on my face. Spring has finally arrived! I can hear the birds singing as I write this post; the sky is blue and the air is warmer. The air also seems to be filled with a lot more positivity. People are smiling more and don’t seem to be as sad. I am loving the warmer days – especially now that my classroom has warmed up and I no longer have to wear sweaters inside.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the week at work has been good. We have almost completed the structures inquiry in class – only a few more children need to present their work. They are doing a really good job this year in both the building and the presentation of their work. I added in another step to get them ready to talk about their structure and it has done the trick.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had the opportunity to go and listen to a couple of Canadian authors speak at the offices of Harper Collins  Publishers. What a wonderful experience that was. I had never been to an author meet before and it is definitely an experience that I would want to repeat. Actors are made into superstars and I feel that authors should be too. They often spend years writing the novel for us to enjoy. As a society we really should show more our appreciation for their craft.

If we were having coffee, I would tell that you the signs of spring are all around in the sight of budding trees and blooming flowers. Another sign is my itchy eyes and scratchy throat. Even though I have taken an anti-histamine tablet, my eyes are burning and I have a desire to close them. Allergy season has arrived! I always wonder why I have a worse experience here in Toronto than I ever did when I was growing up in South Africa.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am looking forward to a week of spring. Enjoy a wonderful seven days and I will speak to you 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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16 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Warmer Week

  1. If I was joining you for coffee, I would drink tea. I would tell you that I heard a really good natural remedy for hayfever allergies is to find a local honey made by the bees from the plants in the area you are living in and that would help you build up immunity to it and should help reduce your symptoms. I would say that we are having some fantastic weather in England at the moment. We have a public holiday (we call them Bank holidays) on Monday and traditionally these are a complete wash out with rain. This year we are seeing temperatures in the mid to high 20’s (Centigrade) and everyone is in shorts and t-shirts. I would tell you that it is my Partners birthday today and we are enjoying doing some gardening and he has chatted to all his family in Australia on Skype. Things are good. Fingers crossed they continue to be good for both of us this week. All the best x.

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    1. If we were having tea (and I love drinking tea as well) I would say happy birthday to you partner. Sounds like he is far away from his family as well – which can be a little sad for certain celebrations, including a birthday. I would also tell you that I am glad you are having a warm long weekend – it certainly makes those extra work-free days pleasant.
      Have a wonderful rest of the week.

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      1. So you can be comfortable while you are uncomfortable 😉 Joking aside, I understand – I packed away my sweaters and turtlenecks a few weeks ago, even though we had a few cold days. It’s nice to be back in Spring/Summer mode!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, Colline. How interesting to see your students’ work taking shape and their skills developing. And how exciting that you got to meet those authors. How did that come about? Also, do you keep in touch with S. Africa? I worked there repeatedly in the 1990’s and miss my friends there.

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  3. Best wishes for a beautiful enjoyable Spring Colline, enjoy your changing of the Season.
    Time for me to hibernate now as Winter is making herself known.
    Kind regards.

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