Mom to David and Keren Naomi Lelivelt
La Valle School
I am the current PTO president and weekly classroom volunteer. I enjoy volunteering for so many reasons. I am able to see my children in their classroom environment - how they interact with classmates and teachers, see schoolwork or that may not come home, and really understand their strengths and weaknesses as a student.
But an even more important reason is that the teachers really appreciate the help. Being able to work with individuals or small groups has only been beneficial. Sometimes I assist children who need extra attention and explanation with reading or math. Other times I work on more challenging concepts with children who are working above grade level.
There are other times when I simply do classroom busy work. There is so much cutting, sorting, collating and copying that needs to be done in the classroom! It is enjoyable to just be a passive observer while doing these things and watching the teacher interact with students.
Volunteering has truly allowed me to be a part of my children's education. I enjoying knowing each and every student in my child's class and watching them grow and advance. If you cannot mange to be in the class on a frequent basis even getting in once or twice a year is beneficial. Your children will remember and appreciate it.