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Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Masterpiece Parents (Oh yeah...this is what I call my parent volunteers!)
Yes, I (#1969) believe that each classroom (art or regular classroom) should have a few kindred spirits around to help them with super fun class projects. You see, I have a good friend that helped me coin this term when we moved to Tallahassee from Fayette County, Georgia...(Thanks, MH)
Right now I have 2 really great artsy friends that come in and volunteer each week! Thanks RJ & VZ....I appreciate your support. I know most classrooms have a "To Do List" for volunteers - not me...Once I get you in the classroom...we are hands on all the way. I have taught in 3 schools and in each school that I have been employed at I have always had parents helping in the art room. I think it is great because with art - I feel like I can just bounce ideas off of them and we just go with the flow.
My classroom is very open - heck, if you are on campus....come on in and I will gladly let you help with art projects that we are creating. So folks- that is my tid bit for today….the more hands the merrier! I found an article about using parent volunteers in the classroom. Check it out - when you have time because I really think they can be your biggest advocates!