Good morning! How are you? Can I get you some coffee, or tea? It is a peaceful Saturday morning in Dalarna, Sweden. It’s very quiet. We have plenty of snow, and this week have been about guiding the children at work to fun activities in the snow that hone their skills to move freely in the snow. We have learned about how the molecules in the snow moves and that the different textures of the snow have to do with how fast the molecules move. We’ve been sledding, we’ve built a snow castle together (team building/working together/friendship,) and for art we’ve been painting with watercolours in the snow. Indoors we’ve been practicing handwriting, we’ve had gymnastics every day, and we’ve danced together three afternoons. Its been a fun-filled week. I love working with this age group (4-6 year olds,) it is such a fun age. Ooo, and I have been walking to work every day (6km,) that feels really good 🙂
How is your week so far? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I’m going to spend the weekend in, and around home with my own children. We like to cook together, bake, read, go for a walk in a park nearby bringing a yummy picnic, and sometimes we play cards or chess. With all this snow I am sure we will do some fun activities in the snow as well. I have a new snowboard that I need to dial in, with bindings and such. And perhaps I need to walk up a hill and try it out? I probably need to do that!
Starting in February I am taking my class to the ski area one day a week, for the rest of the season. That is mainly why I got a new snowboard. I am not sure I will do any other snowboarding this season, due to Covid. As you know I cancelled a trip to the mountains earlier this month, since I felt that it wasn’t safe. We are allowed to go, I personally felt that it was unnecessary for me to do so at this time. People have started to get vaccinated in my area, but the vaccine is not available to everyone. There is a lot of discussions around the vaccine now. Some think it’s a great blessing, and some say they would never take it since we don’t know all the side affects that may show their ugly face later. I am grateful to be able to spend so much time outside. It is easier to keep distances outside, compared to inside with the children, and we have so much fun outside, almost forgetting all about Covid. I am excited to take the children to the ski area once a week, I believe the ski profile make our school rather unique (especially considering the children age.) The children and their parents are as excited as I am. Our school is only a few years old, and this is the upstart of the ski profile, I enjoy being a part of it.
Speaking of work, I have started to look into taking some extra University classes about special needs children, to get some more tools in my toolbox. Making every day a great day for all the children is something I am passionate about, but sometimes that is a challenge. I like that it is so easy to take classes online these days. How are things in your neck of the woods?