Yesterday afternoon I hung out at my favorite coffee shop. I know that comes as a surprise. 🙂 I had Moroccan Mint Iced Tea and a gluten free blueberry muffin.
The past two years my teaching assistants were two young women I met at the coffee shop.
The first one for the school year 2019/2020 I joked with as she was playing chess with her cousin.That led to a conversation where I found out she had lived in other countries and had a little experience teaching English. I recruited her and she was a wonderful assistant, but she was preparing to move out of state the following school year.
The second one I met while she was working in the coffee shop. She was wearing a t-shirt that said ‘my one shirt’ so I joked with her that there needed to be a tip jar that said Hannah’s shirt fund. We got to talking and I found out she had helped with a preschool, I recruited her and she was the best possible assistant I could have had for the pandemic year with a blended class.
Lo and behold yesterday I saw a young woman studying and joked with her that homework is a lot of fun. We got to talking and I found our she is studying Early Childhood Education, I talked with her about my need for a new assistant for this coming school year. I think I may have found my assistant for 2021/2022.
My favorite coffee shop is a great place to connect with people. I also like that all of the coffee they serve is made from coffee beans from Ground for Change which is Fair for Life similar to Fair Trade. That means no child labor. One of my few splurges is to buy coffee beans for my home from the coffee shop. I usually buy the Brazil beans because I have visited Brazil twice and love Brazil. 🙂
For some reason coffee shops are great environments for me to write. I did another proofreading of my upcoming book, wrote two blog posts, and checked out other blogs.
That was my Saturday. How was your Saturday?
Thank you for reading. God Bless.