Weekend Coffee Share: An Exhausting Week

Join us for some coffee time!If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am tired to the bone and cannot wait for the next school break. Last week in particular was tiring as there was so much to do. The week did seem to fly by, though, and I cannot believe that the weekend is almost over. What I do want to be over is Winter. The ground outside is still covered in white – in fact we had some snow fall on Friday and Saturday. We all keep hoping for Spring but right now it seems so far away. I am tired of wearing the cumbersome winter gear and I cannot wait to hear birdsong and see leaves on the trees.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my week began with attendance at the Youth Arts Program event on Monday evening. Both my daughters submitted a piece of art for the exhibition that is held every year at the Ontario Legislative Assembly and Monday night was the opening night. I am so proud of my girls and pleased that they are confident enough to put their art out into the world.

On Tuesday I took my class on a field trip with the other grade 1 teachers to attend the Gregg Le Rock concert. As always, the children had fun singing and dancing to songs that we had been playing in class. The trip was tiring though as I was with the children the entire day – even during lunch time. We got back to school after lunch and ate together in the classroom. It was such fun seeing the children get excited about singing in French at the concert. Their favourite song is definitely the Terry Fox song which they sang with enthusiasm.

Wednesday at school was another fun-filled day as the entire school participated in organised activities for our Carnaval (which is based on a winter tradition in Quebec). This year I ran a station – one on dance. I created a Just Dance playlist and the children danced to the videos I projected up on the wall. What fun we all had! The station was a favourite for many children. Other stations included bingo, flag making, and plasticine building.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that by the end of the week I was bone-tired. I have rested a bit over the weekend but am still feeling fatigued. I am looking forward to the upcoming school break – only one more week to go!

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Eclectic Alli and the Weekend Coffee Share)

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: An Exhausting Week

  1. I would first compliment you on your ability to handle so many things at once – a busy week indeed…and I would say that it’s always enjoyable to read what you and others do both creatively and professionally – it inspires and reminds me of all the fascinating lives being lived!


    1. Thank you John. So often we think our lives are boring – and yet we are communicating with others, working with others, and trying to be the best people that we can be while living life to the fullest.


  2. Hi Coline. I would agree with John. You always are reporting the neat things you are doing with your students and while it sounds exhausting, it also sounds so rich with growth and adventure for the kids. I applaud you once again for all you do for your kids.


    1. I do love what I do Gary, even though it can be tiring – I do not have the same energy I had when I was younger. My goal is always to make my students’ learning experience more interesting than the experience I had.


  3. I don’t think most people realise how tiring teaching is. As you say some days it is all day. Your love for your students shines through and I hope you manage to get the rest you deserve over Christmas. I always found that was when I fell ill! And your daughters’ art work is amazing.


    1. You are right about that Jude. All they see is the time off during the breaks – they don’t realise how much you need those breaks to recharge.
      Thank you. Both my daughters do amazing work – they are really talented.


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