Volunteering at School

Today, I volunteered in my son’s classroom. As usual, it was an interesting experience. I never know what the teacher will ask me to do. Sometimes it’s just copying or cutting and sometimes I work directly with the children. Today, I got to work with several children who were learning the concept of money. I enjoyed playing “banker” and helping them  figure out their  complicated math story problem. Honestly,  there are sometimes concepts I am not familiar with when I volunteer. Recently, I learned the concept of mode and range for graphs. I don’t remember learning about that when I was in school or maybe it’s just something I have never used again. Nonetheless,  the kids are always happy to give me the answers! Volunteering has helped me get to know a few new children in the classroom. It’s been an important reminder how hard teachers work and how much they appreciate parent volunteers. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, volunteering at school is an awesome opportunity we have as parents. If you have never had a chance to do it, make it a priority.

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2 thoughts on “Volunteering at School”

  1. Thanks for sharing such a thoughtful experience volunteering at your son’s school!

    The company I work for – VolunteerSpot- makes it easy for teachers to ask for help and parents to sign up to volunteer and bring needed supplies. Please check us out and share us on your mitzvah journey!

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