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Top Ten Halloween Books for Children

Top Ten Halloween Books for Children

Volunteering to read-aloud at your child’s school and need a few good Halloween titles? Trying to get your tween to enjoy reading more? Check out these Halloween-y stories that are guaranteed to creep out the kids (but not TOO much). 10. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark Written by Alvin Schwartz, Illustrated by Stephen Gammell (ages 8-12) Are you …

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Back to School? Back to Room Mom… Be Your Teacher’s Hero!

When you agreed to become a room parent, admit it (mom or dad) you were thinking: it will be so awesome to catch a peak into little Johnny’s day, right? What you might not have realized… yet, is that while you will get to spend a little bit of time around your kiddo in his …

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Class Celebration Ideas

Last Recess Ever As experts in parent engagement and involvement, we at VolunteerSpot love hearing the fun, new ways schools are coming up with to celebrate students and get parents involved in the classroom. A recent idea gaining a lot of buzz is “last recess ever,” or a final hoorah for elementary students who will …

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Passing the Baton

Helping Prepare Next Year’s Class Leaders As a room parent, crew or homeroom parent, you have spent countless hours organizing parent volunteers in the classroom – KUDOS! As the school year comes to an end, it is time to think about passing the baton as your own child will move on to a new grade …

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Class Party Ideas

End of Year Class Party Ideas Make this year’s end-of-school-year class party super fun and memorable with these class party ideas! Activity: Give each student three postcards on which they write their address; pass around to fellow classmates, giving each a mission to send those postcards throughout their summer vacation with silly updates and news. …

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Volunteer Appreciation Week 2013

Creative Ways to Thank Classroom Volunteers Volunteer Appreciation Week serves as a special time to recognize champions of service and who better encompasses this type of volunteer than classroom parents! From the moms who throw class parties, chaperone field trips and staff lunch duty, to the dads running the car pickup lane and volunteering for …

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Apps for Room Parents

Our Favorite Apps for Room Parents and Classroom Leaders We live in a digital world and chances are you’re a digital, well, room parent! Smartphones and tablets are the norm these days, and what better way to enhance your classroom and engage class parents than with the interactive tools that are available right at your …

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Classroom Activities

Musical Activities for the Classroom Music and the arts are always enriching subjects for the classroom – integrate fun musical activities in the classroom with these creative ideas: Everyday Instruments: Have students find one classroom item which they can turn into an instrument – rulers, pencil boxes, cans, boxes, horns, you name it.  Have each …

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