Weekend Coffee Share – Week 3

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?

Love,

Maria

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It’s all about experiences, and the healing power of nature. Life is about choosing happiness. I entered the magic world of photography when I was five years old. My gypsy soul have taken me to many different countries, and definitely taught me to be more humble. I believe that you are what you eat, body and soul. I enjoy growing my own food, and spending time outdoors. A Sagittarius loves to travel, have an open mind and, and a philosophical view. It motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. A lot of that perfectly describes me. The fact that my ancestors, on both parents sides, were vikings, doesn’t exactly lessen my desire to explore. Maybe a slightly more mindful exploring, compared to the average viking. My blog, and my art prints is a results of my (inner and outer) explorations. Love, Maria

37 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Week 3

  1. Sounds like a great week! I’m glad you finally got your snow! I do like how your school does things, keeping the kids mentally and physically stimulated. Learning how to handle themselves in the snow is important in a place that gets a lot of snow. Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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  2. Skiing is great fun and exercise, Maria, have fun! The vaccine is rolling out here too, but I too don’t have access yet as the front-line workers and similar people are in line first. My heart disease and diabetes apparently don’t put me in the high-risk group (which I am) in their eyes. Enjoy your weekend! ❤️🇸🇪

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    1. Me to Tammy. I am looking into taking a class this summer, or fall, but I am excited about it. I like taking some extra classes every now and then to stay excited about what I do. I hope your weekend is awesome! 🙂

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  3. Maria, Sounds like a great week for you and the young students. So good that they learn about snow as it’s part of the natural elements where they live, and how to ski, which is good exercise and makes winter fun. Enjoy the weekend with your children. #weekendcoffeeshare

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    1. Thank you Natalie, it is a great week! Snow always make me feel light and energetic. It sure sounded like you are enjoying your week immensely. The photos in todays post were excellent. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  4. I’m so happy you got snow and a lot of it! What fun to be able to take your students to the ski slopes each week, what a great school. I’ve thought of taking some online classes too, but am thinking my schedule is so full right now. (And I’m not sure what classes or direction my studies would be?) At least you have a focus on what you will be taking which will enhance your teachings in the future. Thank you for the coffee! And enjoy your weekend! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you! Snow sure makes me very happy! I am also very happy with the choice I made when choosing what school to work at, I had several offers. I really like my current job. I hope you are enjoying at least some free time this weekend. I’ll check in for some coffee later 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you Gary! I grew up near a ski resort, (not this one,) so it was an important part of growing up for me. How are things in California? One of my friends in SoCal talked about a fire near them earlier this week. I hope you are spared form fires, and that you are enjoying your weekend. 🙂

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  5. Weekend around the house with the kids sounds nice. I think we will do the same. It is literacy week next week and my older boy has a bunch of objectives to reach to enter into the literacy week challenge. So, we will be working on those off and on this weekend. Thanks for the virtual coffee!

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  6. I’m glad you are getting some good snow to play in. Like you, I’d prefer to be outside when socializing, so snow activities fit the bill. Hope you get to use your new board. (The Sierras are finally getting some snow so my son is enjoying the recreational activities there.)
    We’re getting some ‘normal’ winter temps here this week, after being so mild. It feels right… I get nervous if the plants don’t get a good dormancy. 😉
    Have a good week!

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    1. I am glad your plants gets what they need 🙂 So important. I am amazed by the temperature my screened in balcony/greenhouse gets even though it is so cold outside. It is not heated, but I have no doubt my figs will thrive here. Miss H wants us to get olive trees in the spring, and I believe they will do good. We might start with a couple. I hope you are enjoying a great weekend Eliza. ❤

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  7. Making snow a school project is a fabulous idea! And adding more tools to your tool box is a very good idea. Over the course of my life I was often surprised when something would turn up that needed that tool I had put in my box.

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    1. Snow as a project kind of comes wether we like it, or not here. Me personally, I love it! I really enjoy taking extra classes as often as I can fit it into my schedule, without taking quality away from my life. The last class I took was a writing class, just for fun. Thank you for the chat. I hope you are enjoying your weekend 🙂

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  8. School and skiing sound incredible. Yes, it is great that you are outdoors alot, but this virus is nasty and the vaccine has gone through all the paces and some to prove its worth. I would encourage you that when it comes your way, take it. And good luck on your extended studies in special education; a noble goal.

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  9. Good Morning Maria! I’m glad to hear that you and the kids are staying healthy and active. Your school including skiing in the corriculum is such a great idea. Having children learn sports other than competitive sports at school is a great idea. Lots of them are sports they can use their entire life where competitive sports they can’t.

    Snow and playing in the snow was a large part of my childhood. There was a small ski area just on the side of my town when I grew up. Being a small area it had only tow ropes and T bars for lifts. How my parents kept 5 kids in skies, ski clothing, gloves and lift tickets is still a mystery! Such great memories, thank you for refreshing them!

    Well, off and going. Still winter outside actives but now it’s ice fishing. I’m thoroughly enjoying canned and frozen food from the garden but I’m out of fish. Wish me luck!

    Take care and stall well,
    Greg

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    1. I am so happy my post brought back happy memories ❤ Best of luck with the fishing. Ice fishing is so much fun. The ice here are far from thick enough at the moment. Maybe later this winter? Have a fabulous day!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’d love to have you at my school 🙂 It does feel great to have incorporated so much walking into my daily routine. I feel strong and energetic. It’s been a really busy week, and I am planning on catching up with some of my favourite blogs that I missed this past week. ❤ I hope all is well with you ❤

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    1. Thank you! There is always coffee and other beverages available here, no matter the day 🙂 Some plants are thriving, the tomatoes died, I’ll have to purchase grow lights if I want to grow them inside next winter. We’ll see, depending on how big of a harvest I get this summer. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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