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Class Celebration Ideas

Last Recess Ever

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

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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

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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

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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

Music

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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Class Party Ideas

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Easy, Fun Ideas for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Classroom Party By: Sue Kirchner of ChocolateCakeMoments.com I always love the Valentine’s Day parties at my kids’ elementary school.  However, a Valentine’s Day class party is tough because it can’t be all hearts and mushy love themes. You need to come up with games and activities that …

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Class Party Ideas

Valentine’s Crafts for Kids Easy-to-make crafts are a staple of Valentine’s class parties and we have collected some of our favorites here for you! Click through each for supply lists and directions – a little paper can go a long way and help students make the holiday even more fun!   Valentine’s Drinking Straws from …

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