Two conversations with my youngest son’s teacher this week, showed she is a bit stressed and I felt sorry for her.
I had asked her if she had a good Easter Holidays and she replied defensively that she was working each day here at the school. Then my son asked her yesterday why his name hadn’t been moved on a chart, and she replied even more defensively that she does not have the time and if she had more parent helpers, she would have more time.
I got the feeling she is stressed and felt sorry for her as she is a lovely teacher and who knows whether she has any other issues going on in her life too.
So, today I asked her if she would like me to help out one day a week, and explained I used to provide child care so I am used to being with children. She was so thankful and relieved and immediately went and checked when she doesn’t have learning support.
So now I am volunteering on Thursdays between 2pm- 3pm to help the class with reading and sight words.
I’m hoping this will go okay, because noise and my own children can be hard some days. But, I can only see how it goes.
With volunteering Wednesdays and Thursday morning for the food bank, and now helping out at the school……
I think Fridays are going to be lie down, rest and do absolutely nothing days!