A Late Arrival

I ordered a picture book to use as part of our celebrations for World Penguin Day a couple of weeks ago. However, the book had not arrived in time so I continued with the other planned festivities. It finally arrived on Friday afternoon and it was worth the wait.

The picture book is beautifulL’y bound with lovely illustrations, and the story is relevant for the children I teach. As I was reading through the story, I came up with a few ideas of activities I could do with them based on the book. I will read the story to them once we have completed our structures unit and begin exploring animals. Watch this space as I will share some of what we will do.

What has made you smile during the past week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Trent’s Weekly Smile challenge.)

Grateful for Picture Book

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a Beginning Teachers set of talks organised by the Toronto District School Board. My mentee was unable to attend but I decided to go anyway. I always learn some nugget of information on days like this. In addition, it was a good opportunity to connect with other teachers. I attended a session on play in the Early Years as I will still be teaching grade 1 and 2 in the upcoming year. I also want to improve on my guided reading practice, so I attended a session on this as well.

What I appreciated most from the day, though, was the gift each person received on their arrival – a picture book. Often the books are in English and I cannot use them but this year we received one in English and one in French. The English one I exchanged with someone for the French so I will be able to give my mentee a token from the day. I love the book I received – and I am sure the children will too. I already have an idea of how I am going to extend it. 🙂

A French Picture Book. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

This week I am grateful that I had the opportunity to attend the series of talks but, more especially, I am grateful for the gift of a French picture book.

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

Grateful for Unexpected Gift

A couple of weeks ago one of my parents gifted me with some money to buy something I need for the classroom. Without hesitation, I knew what I would purchase – a copy of the book I had wanted for a while now: Iggy Peck l’Architecte by Andrea Beaty. I will use this story as a springboard for the final task in my Structures inquiry. It is the perfect tale to show the children the design process that I will take them through.This week I am grateful for the generosity of a parent who wants to give to her child’s class. The purchase of this picture book will not only help enrich her son’s learning, but the learning of many children in the future.

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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018