Weekend Coffee Share: A Saturday Catch-Up

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I cannot believe that another week has gone by. The days seem to be moving along very quickly – I cannot believe that it is the last weekend of September and that school has been back for a month! Time really goes by quickly when you are busy and every moment of your day is occupied.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my students and I are slowly getting into our routine. For the first time on Friday, I felt the sense that my students were in their rhythm and that the class was working as I like it. It does take a lot of effort on my part and a lot of energy. September evenings always see me tired at the end of the day as I work towards getting my classes running smoothly, as well as completing all of my deadlines.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that the highlight of my week was an author event I attended on Tuesday (you can read the post here). Even though I knew I would be tired the next day, I bought my ticket to attend as the publishing house was hosting one of my favourite authors: Gilly MacMillan. I had such a fun evening at the event and laughed along with the authors during the conversation.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that this afternoon I watched a movie on Netflix: 211. It has been a while since I had watched a fast-paced movie and I actually enjoyed it. The film contained some emotional moments in it that I actually appreciated. It was well worth spending the time to watch.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I will call my mom tomorrow after my Zumba class. I look forward to chatting with her and I am sure we will spend a couple of hours on the phone. We have a lot to catch up on and I am hoping that the signal will be a good one.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my dinner is ready. My husband knows the way to my heart and has cooked tonight for the family. It certainly smells delicious!

What would you tell me if we were having coffee?

Β© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

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

25 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: A Saturday Catch-Up

  1. Glad to hear your class is settling in. I received my curriculum for the preschoolers I have one day a month in the MOPS program. Wow, I’m looking it over and thinking “what idiot picked this?” The entire curriculum is designed to be much more suitable for 9+ years instead of 2-4. Attention span of my class is like maybe 5-7 min at a time, if you’re lucky… a little more if snacks are involved. So, I’m stripping it down, starting with the theme and the bible verse, modifying severely the craft…sorry, but my littles can’t manage scissors, yet. Half of them can not even hold a crayon properly, yet. Oh, well, I’ll work it out. Spending time at the library finding books that match and videos (we live in that kind of world where they understand tech better than old-ways). I even went so far as to buy myself a children’s bible geared for that age group with pictures and such. I’m sure I’ll figure it out. I love the littles, and they really like me, so it will be good anyway we do it. Just keep me in prayers…it’s been a good 20+ years since I lead a classroom, if my post-class nap is any indication… πŸ™‚ ❀ Have a great week!

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    1. The secret is to teaching a lesson with moments of movement in it (song, dance, etc). In that way they are able to learn quite a lot – and retain it too. Good luck with your class. And keep napping – it helps keep you energetic πŸ˜€

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      1. I’m teaching them “Jesus Loves Me” song in ASL (AM. Sign Language) and I incorporate signs throughout the morning. They’re already starting to mimic. πŸ™‚ Reviewed this week’s lesson this morning and it’s core is curiosity… so off to the library this afternoon for reads. I just love this opportunity to teach again… I can’t tell you how much I’ve truly missed it. And, there’s truly something special about being called “teacher” by a little one, truly special indeed. πŸ™‚ ❀ Going to do paper bags with hidden objects…that's always fun!

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  2. Life is good, it sounds like πŸ™‚ Getting back to routines can be peaceful. I like routines, and adventures in between. The adventures are worth more to me, if I have my safe place to get back to. Have a wonderful new week!

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  3. I spent a lovely morning at a new croquet club on Sunday, coffee with friends today and a lot of scurrying around before we go to the airport this evening. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Nice that you chat to Mum weekly, Colline.

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