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.


Back to work effects mitzvahs

I recently returned back to my business after taking a “spiritual sabbatical” after my father died. I had been on sabbatical for several months and it was during this time off that I conceived of the 1000 mitzvahs idea.  I don’t want to admit that my mitzvah count seems to have gotten slower since my resuming work but I am afraid it seems that way.  Perhaps it is just the transition time that I need to get used to. I intend to continue performing mitzvahs and hope to be able to also make time to record them as well.
241) Helped unstack and set out chairs at my son’s class performance today.

242) Waved someone in front of me in a line of traffic.

243) Purchased an item to donate to the Staff Appreciation Luncheon at my daughter’s school.

244) Volunteered for a school activity.

245) Sent a get well card to a client who wasn’t feeling well.

246) Called a friend recovering from surgery to see how he was doing.

247) Got a flower for a friend to thank her for her help.