Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, can I get you a cup of coffee? As you can see we are not at my house this weekend. I was thinking that we could enjoy our coffee chat at one of the cafes in town today, what do you think? There are some healthy choices of sandwiches, smoothies, and kombucha if you’d like, or there is coffee and really yummy pastries, if that is more to your likings.
I don’t know where to start this week. It’s been a fantastic week! On Fridays I always send a weekly (digital)letter to the parents of the children in my class, this week I started out by stating that this was perhaps the best week of the year so far. We had our final day at the ski slope on Tuesday. On Monday night there was a big snowstorm, and there was tons of fresh snow on Tuesday morning, and the sun was shining! The only day with sunshine this week. It was a perfect end to a fabulous season.
We’d invited the children’s families for the grand final, and there was plenty of parents, grandparents and siblings there. We arranged parallel slalom, where the children could compete against each other, and against their parents. (Parallel slalom is a discipline of alpine skiing, where two skiers compete head to head on parallel identical slalom courses.) Of course the children could play and ski freely just for fun as well. We also offered snowboarding lessons for those who wanted to try that. I’ve taught 25 children in my group the basics of snowboarding this year, and plenty of children from other schools as well. We ended our grand final on Tuesday with a barbecue at the ski slope, and a prize-giving ceremony. It was a perfect day. With permission we’ve been filming the kids progress with the skis and one of my colleagues turned it into a beautiful movie. Our principal, myself, and several of the parents teared up when they watched it. It really has been an amazing year, the children have made such an amazing progress, on so many levels. The group is fantastic, their individual development and self-esteem have risen to unexpected levels, effecting so much more than just their physical abilities in the ski slope. It’s been wonderful to be a part of this.
Weather-wise, I am ready for spring, but it is snowing like crazy outside my window.
Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend! What is going on in your corner of the world? Have a refill on your coffee and tell me about it!