Recently I went on a two day field trip with my sons school. We got to go to a great camp and spend the night enjoying all those fun camp experiences as well as tour the local historic site.
Volunteering at your child's school is a great way to be involved in their education. While tagging along on a two day field was fun, volunteering does not have to be such a big commitment.
I have volunteered in his class on special art project days (making clay fish was super fun) and as a helper in the classroom with reading (listening to kids read for support) or with classroom work.
Be sure to check with the teacher at the beginning of the year, there might be some days of the week where they could use extra help so if you happened to get that day off form work you will know you can simply show up to help.
Simply attending school events and presentations shows your support too, so don’t fret if you don’t have extra time to volunteer.
For those who do volunteer here are some great tips to keep in mind for going on Field Trips:
Questions to ask teacher
1. Confirm that policies regarding background checks and that yours is valid
2. Learn school rules for field trips, safety, medical emergencies etc.
3. Determine teacher’s expectations – what will your role be?
4. How will misbehaviour be dealt with? What is your role in this a volunteer?
5. Find out if children going have allergies, medical issues, what will be done if medication needs to be administered?
Go on, get out and enjoy some time with your Child's class today!