If we were having coffee, I would tell you that during the past week I went into school to set up my classroom for the first day of school.
When I walked into the classroom it looked so clean! I had also asked the caretaker to remove some items of furniture so the space looked even freer when I placed the desks.
This year I have changed the look of the reading centre and I have added a calming corner. My intention is to implement the Zones of Regulation to help the children self regulate their behaviour.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I had one last coffee date with my dear friend. It was a bittersweet meeting as we will not see one another so frequently until the next school break. This summer has been wonderful as we have met up each week and had a chance to chat, exchange ideas about the books we have read, and even do a bit of necessary shopping.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that on Friday afternoon, I felt the full force of a summer cold. The long weekend has been spent resting and trying to get over it before the first day of school. I am resting my voice and body so that it is fit to work with the twenty new students I will have in my class on Tuesday. I do still experience first day jitters – though not as intense as the students that will be entering my class. By 10 o’clock on Tuesday everything will be fine. I am prepared and that is half the nervousness conquered. The first week back at school will be filled with creating routines with my students and working on the beginning of the school year deadlines.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you to have a wonderful rest of the week and to enjoy all the moments life gives you. I know that I am looking forward to meeting up with my new students.
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)