“When parents are involved in their children's education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better."
A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement – Anne Henderson and Nancy Berla
Several of you have already asked if there are volunteer opportunities. That answer is a most definite YES!
Here are some examples of how parents have helped in the past
· Math Helper – We have math class each morning, except Wednesday, from 8:55a.m. – 9:40a.m. I will be emailing my math group parents with details.
· One-on-One Reading – We also have a dedicated reading time each day, usually right after lunch (check schedule). I would love to have a parent come in regularly to work with a small group, or just come occasionally when you can to read with individual children!
· Wednesday Morning Fun – Wednesday is the day we don’t have math, which means we will often go on field trips, or do something completely different – like baking or crafting. If you have something you would like to share with us, please let me know!
· Field Trip Volunteer – As you can see by a previous blog post, we go on a lot of field trips. Please let me know if you would like to go on a particular one. Thanks to Jason, Lexi’s dad, we need only one more parent for the Farmers Market field trip on the 21st of September. Interested? Pop me a note.
· Other – Just ask! Coming in to read a story, straighten our bookshelf, share your culture or special talent, it’s all very appreciated!
Many thanks to Ianna, Leland’s mom, who will be our class librarian again this year. She will read with the children, as well as help check out books, each and every Wednesday afternoon. Thank you!