Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Parent Volunteers

I love my parent volunteers! At the beginning of the year, the parents are able to pick a time to come in to the classroom and work with students or do miscellaneous projects to help me each week.  I just want to show you how I organize what I want them to do. I keep the items (lamination cut outs, cutting projects, or testing materials) in bins organized by days of the week. If a parent comes in on a Monday he/she can check the Monday bin to see if there is any work for them to do right when they come in. Sometimes I don't have anything in there, that means I have something more specific for them to do.
I also have volunteers who help from home. I send home a "work bag" with something I need for them to help me with. I  include all the supplies needed with a note explaining what I need them to do and when I need it back to school by. I usually give them at least a week. Then on my own personal spreadsheet I have all of my at home volunteers on a list. I make sure to mark by their name what I sent home and when it is due. This ensures the parent doesn't forget to send it in and I make sure that I am not sending home tons of stuff with just one parent.
Work bag

2 comments:

Christy said...

As a parent volunteer, I absolutely LOVE this idea & your organization of it!! I try to pop in as often as I can, even if it is just to do a couple of quick things and being able to go right to what the teacher could use help with that day w/o bothering their learning time is fantastic. If a specific parent is coming in to do something, a post it with their name would let me know it's taken care of & I could do something else. I've pinned this. :) <3 it!!

http://pinterest.com/christyr_sts

Sue said...

I love how you have organized this! Where did you find the shallow trays that you used in the organizer?

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