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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Volunteering In The Classroom

If there is one thing I love is volunteering in Adrian's classroom. It's a great opportunity to show him that being involved is important. Teachers have lots of fun ideas but with limited time and budget, it makes it hard to get those ideas off the ground. In come the classroom moms. I take every lunch break and day off of work that I can to volunteer in the classroom. I've being doing it for the past two years and it's really so fun. Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, another one of the second grade class moms asked if I could come in and help her decorate the classroom doors for Halloween and take fall pictures. I was there the next morning ready to create!

There are 4 second grade classrooms so we decided to have a Mummy Door, a Monster Door, a Frankenstein door and a Dracula door:

Frankenstein classroom door

 This is Adrian's classroom door:

Silly monster classroom door

Mummy classroom door

Dracula vampire classroom door

The kids are thrilled with their doors. This even created a rivalry with the first grade classrooms who later decorated their doors as well!

We also took fall pictures of the kids. We asked for donations of fall items from the teachers and other parents and created an adorable setup:

Fall themed photo backdrop
Fall themed photo backdrop

Here's Adrian's pic so you can see how cute they looked. I am currently putting them in decorated frames so the kids can take the pictures home to their parents next week!

Fall themed photo backdrop

I;m already scheduled to be back in the classroom on Halloween for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving and a "create goo" science experiment! 

Do you volunteer in your child's classroom? What fun fall stuff do their teachers have planned?


  1. Those doors are sooooo cute!!!! And you are so cute to get in there with your sleeves rolled up and ready to help out. My mom never liked doing that stuff and I was always jealous of the kids who had moms like you.

  2. Oh my goodness these doors are beyond adorable. I love how festive and Halloween-y they are without being "too scary" for the younger ones. Volunteering is so important! As a teacher assistant I can see how the kids light up when their parents come to help out, and they're help is always MUCH appreciated by us. That's so sweet of your to take your time to help.



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