Weekend Coffee Share: An Event-Filled Week

Join us for some coffee time!If we were having coffee, I would offer you a warm drink out of the cold. The temperature has dropped overnight and we have gone from hot and humid to chilly breezes. The constant fluctuations in temperature make it difficult to know what to wear – and have caused a number of people to get sick (myself included). Today it is starting to feel like Fall – coincidentally today  is the official start of the new season.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had quite a busy week. On Monday after school I went to an author event organised by Harper Collins Canada. I heard A. J. Finn speak about his debut novel The Woman in the Window as well as Mary Kubica on When The Lights Go Out. Both of these novels are psychological thrillers and it was interesting to hear how different their writing process is for the same genre of novel.

On Thursday night it was Open House at our school. On this evening, the parents have the opportunity to come in and visit our classrooms. I had the chance to meet some of the parents, and book a follow-up meeting with each of them. The sense I got from each parent I met was positive and I am hoping we can work well together this year in order to create a good learning experience for their child.

The next day I was exhausted, as I always am when I am at school for 12 hours straight. I came home early after school on Friday, just missing the big storm that damaged a number of trees in our neighbourhood. Today I am resting in the afternoon to be ready to get back into the swing of things on Monday.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my weekend read is A. J. Finn’s The Woman in the Window. So far it is thrilling and it is sure to keep me reading the entire weekend. I am sure that I will not want to watch too much TV this weekend.

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)

15 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: An Event-Filled Week

  1. I like the wall for notes of encouragement. I used to tuck little notes into Nicole’s lunch box now and then but there was no knowing if she got to see it when she needed it most.


  2. While drinking coffee, I would like to tell you that you are an awesome encouraging teacher.. Kudos!!
    While drinking coffee I would like to tell you that I am in a reading slump and I haven’t read much in the last 2 weeks

    While drinking coffee (I am having tea BTW while writing this) I would like to say you write beautifully
    While drinking coffee, I would like to say thank you

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  3. If we were having coffee today I would tell you that I am buoyant with the relief of having survived the first year of grief since Anthony died. Then you would hug me as if we had been childhood friends. After that, I would tell you that your blog writings have helped me appreciate the daily/weekly moments, and I would hug you back. Thank you, Colline x

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  4. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I too love it when the seasons change, but understand how hard it is to get the clothing right. I would tell you that I am grateful that we have started our spring holidays in Melbourne and I am glad to be out of my classroom for two weeks. I would tell you that I love seeing pictures of your classroom and that it is interesting to see what teachers in other parts of the world do.


    1. I find it interesting too. I have taught in two countries now and when I began teaching here, I had to learn to do things the way they do here.
      Enjoy the start of spring.


  5. Hi Colline. Noooo – you can not get ill. That really should be a law of physics for teachers. You are too valuable to allow for sicknesses. You’re not replaceable. Hope you get fully better really fast.


  6. Thanks for the coffee! I love the idea of the parent writing a note to their child for a difficult day. Your posts are always inspiring!


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