I had a couple opportunities to volunteer in the school this year. Blake's teacher asked for moms to help during centers on Tuesdays, so I'd go for an hour or more every other Tuesday (or so). I thought it was a fun opportunity to see Blake in school and meet, and get to know, some of his classmates. I had a great time with them! (Kids are just so cute!) Well, the last week of school, Blake's teacher came and found me in the other place I volunteered, which I'll tell you about in a minute, and gave me this sweet gift!
The idea for the gift is so neat! It's a pitcher with a spoon and Country Time Lemonade mix along with a thank you from all the kids in the class and the teacher. I'm totally keeping these and rereading them. They say things like "you are my favorite in centers", "you must be a great mom" and one was signed "your little friend". Blake even wrote that he wished I could come more. They all just melted my heart!
The other volunteering I had the opportunity to do was in the school library. The librarian asked for help in the the parents that worked the scholastic book fair so I offered. I had no idea how much work goes into keeping a school library going! I'm sure that the school librarian isn't paid enough for all she does, but it's a neat job for sure. I really enjoy working in their, shelving books, checking books in and out, and doing whatever is needed. I'm definitely planning on going back again in the fall. The librarian also gave me a thank you gift of this cute bird feeder and seed.
Rich hung it out front for me in the Mountain Ash tree so we can watch the birds through the front window. It's going to be fun watching the birds year round! Morgan spotted this little guy today:
The kids have a great school and I'm happy I've had a chance, in a small way, to be part of it!