Grateful for Picture Book

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a Beginning Teachers set of talks organised by the Toronto District School Board. My mentee was unable to attend but I decided to go anyway. I always learn some nugget of information on days like this. In addition, it was a good opportunity to connect with other teachers. I attended a session on play in the Early Years as I will still be teaching grade 1 and 2 in the upcoming year. I also want to improve on my guided reading practice, so I attended a session on this as well.

What I appreciated most from the day, though, was the gift each person received on their arrival – a picture book. Often the books are in English and I cannot use them but this year we received one in English and one in French. The English one I exchanged with someone for the French so I will be able to give my mentee a token from the day. I love the book I received – and I am sure the children will too. I already have an idea of how I am going to extend it. πŸ™‚

A French Picture Book. Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

This week I am grateful that I had the opportunity to attend the series of talks but, more especially, I am grateful for the gift of a French picture book.

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Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

19 thoughts on “Grateful for Picture Book

  1. Something so easy to forget when you’re an English speaker, Colline. Is your first language French, then? I’d never thought of that. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Soon back in the saddle.


      1. Ha- I was trying to be funny!
        And Well I think you have the brain for it for sure! And with the more diverse languages you speak Spanish would likely be easy – I am
        Surprised at how many phrases and words I picked up over the past 20 years – but not as much as I’d like-
        I heard two guys speaking Spanish the other night and I could make out about 25% of their convo – wish it was mas

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  2. Colleen, what a wonderful day and it’s always good to refresh or learn something new. Your picture book was a thoughtful gift. I’m sure your students will enjoy it.


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