The new-to-us arrangement and schedule worked out just fine today. Just some minor tweaking and getting into a different routine.
Now I have a wonderful problem/situation.
And I'm looking for veteran advise.
This year I have decided to make having volunteers in my room work. But, I'm really new at it. Not sure about best practices for me and the volunteer.
Recently (like at 2:30 this afternoon) I sent an email to the parents of my students asking for parent volunteers to work in my room from 12-1 helping kids with sight words or handwriting.**[I got the letter pre-approved by my principal, because it is always a GREAT idea to keep the building head "in the know" and have her support if any tricky situation should arise--which it won't, because life is good.]**
This evening I had a reply. It was from Grandpa (he and Grandma come in on Wednesdays and read with kids--just for fun, we ALL love it). He would like to volunteer to help students with sight words and he can come every day.
Can you say--Grandpa, you ROCK!!
Now, here is what I need (and remember, this is for recognizing and spelling sight words):
1. How do you set this up (a volunteer comes in, what do you give them)?
2. How do you train the volunteer?
I know what words to use-I will get them from my basal. But...
Blog Buddies--you are so amazing with your ideas and tips, would you share your best or worst ideas?
I think we will start on Monday, because waiting is just not easy for me.