Weekend Coffee Share: Exhaustion!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am feeling exhausted! It is that time of year again when I look forward to the end of the school year and the summer break. I know I will feel better when the air starts to warm up – and stay warm! The weather has often reverted to chilly temperatures and I cannot wait for warm-filled days.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Wednesday I attended the Pembroke Publishers Showcase at which authors of teacher books speak. (You can see my post on the event here.) The event was inspiring and I left there with a few ideas to implement in my classroom. In the afternoon, the organisers had invited some authors of fiction to speak. It was interesting to hear them speak about their experience.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I have been building structures with my students in the classroom. On Thursday, I had a person come in to do some woodworking with them; on Friday I helped them build some cars. Next week we will continue with the building as I will give my students time to work on their final structure for the unit. The next few days will be busy and they will be days which the children will enjoy.

If we were having coffee, I would ask you to go for a walk with me. The weather today is beautiful outside: there is no wind, the temperature is above 10c, and the sun is shining. I hope days like this are here to stay. As I have already mentioned, I am ready for warmer temperatures!

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I am actually up to date with my book reviews! Last month I read a total amount of 10 books – and 9 out of 10 novels I really enjoyed. The poetry collection was a disappointment especially as April was poetry month. If you want to see what I read, head on over here.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you to enjoy the rest of the weekend. My eyelids are drooping and I think it is now time for a nap! Have a good week!

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)

25 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Exhaustion!

  1. Aww I hope you get some rest this weekend, it sounds like things have been really busy for you! Sounds like you’re definitely on top of your reading at the moment though; I wish I was! I hope the next week is good for you and you got some rest this weekend.

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  2. We’ve just finished supper because it’s been a busy day here too. We were walking with the locals this morning then after lunch we drove to Loulé for the Mae Sobrana procession. I’ve waited 15 years to see it, and finally made it, Colline! 🙂 🙂

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      1. We have friends arriving from the UK tomorrow, Colline, so the day will be spent cleaning and preparing. And finding time to share a walk 🙂 🙂 Have a good week!


  3. That sounds like a perfect day! It’s 31C here now, and it will be around 45C in a few hours…phew. I know you want warm, but I would give a lot for your temperatures 🙂 I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

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  4. Hi Colleen,
    Your post about doing structures with your students reminded me of when I taught a similar series to a bunch of kids. We used Popsicle sticks and glue almost exclusively.
    We built catapults and bridge models. It was so much fun and the kids were so into it.
    The bridges were my favorite because you can easily teach them about the strength of design of triangles, lamination and vertical versus horizontal orientation. Some of the kids wanted to test the bridges by seeing whose could hold the most weight, but this would have destroyed most of the kids work, so I vetoed that idea. I loved watching their young minds grasp and run with concepts. You have a blessed job my friend.

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    1. We don’t go into such detail as I have 6 and 7 year olds in my class – but what I do are the beginnings. I love helping them figure out what could work and I try my best to help them make what is in their head a reality.


    1. Yes, it does doesn’t it? I am always relieved when I begin the last Science unit as I then know I am on track with completing the curriculum.


  5. Hearing authors speak about their experiences would be really interesting.

    It is hard to believe that it is time to start counting down the school year for summer holiday. Exciting stuff. Great coffee post, thanks for sharing.

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    1. I have been to a few author events now and it doesn’t get old.
      Two months now until the summer break and it will fly by quickly as soon as the weather stays warm.


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