If we were having coffee, I would tell that that the temperature has dropped suddenly by 10 degrees celsius. During the past week it was extremely hot and humid – on Wednesday it was unbearable to be outside at midday. I was lucky, though, as the academic school year had begun and I have air conditioning in my room.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that after the Labour Day holiday on Monday, I met my new group of students for this year. My group consists of fourteen grade 1 students and six grade 2 students. As expected, they were very quiet the first two days. By Friday, however, they were comfortable enough during the activity time to be extremely chatty – now they need to learn to whisper when they are chatting!
The first four days back at school went well. I am still establishing routines and expected behaviours. As each day passes I am getting to know my students and soon I will know what their needs are. I am currently still setting up their notebooks and folders while keeping up with the daily tasks of my job. As always, there are deadlines at this time of year and I will check them off one by one. Each day I have arrived home exhausted – a person forgets how exhausting establishing habits can be.
Yesterday when I locked my classroom door, the room had begun to take on the artistry of the students in my classroom. Bit by bit the walls will look less bare and reflect the children that inhabit it during the day.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that now my weekends will reflect the routines of the school year as well: laundry, grocery shopping, household chores and, of course, Zumba.
I wish you a wonderful week. May it be a positive one.
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)