I'd like to volunteer in my son's classroom but when I told his teacher about it, she said that she already has someone who has being helping her for 3 years and she does not need more helpers. I am not convinced with the answer and I think that this could be and excuse to avoid people into her classroom. My intention is not to bother I only want to help in his classroom and get more involved in his educational process. I asked at the office about the volunteers and they told me that this depends only on the teachers. Last year I did it, but this year I feel like I have a wall in front of me... What would you do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on Sep. 8, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Bmat at 10:03 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by amy31308 at 10:05 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
Try to volunteer in a different part of the school.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by missanc at 10:13 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
Answer by IloveJesus316 at 10:15 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
Sounds fishy to me. I always welcomed parents in my classroom. School is a public institution. I'd be leary of those teachers who refuse help. If she said something about not being in the same class as your own child, I may see that as rational, but to say "No" is not right. I'd make visits to the class throughout the year. You should have a right to know what is going on in your child's classroom. I'd like to see every classroom with cameras so you can watch what happens via the internet. What is she hiding??
Answer by Anonymous at 10:19 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
Maybe she's worried that you being in the classroom will distract your son and make her job harder. All teachers have their own way of doing things and that's how they are comfortable. I'd either volunteer in another part of the school or see if there is anything you can help with at home. Part of going to school is helping the child become more independent and to do things without mom or dad.
Answer by trevsrockinmom at 10:21 AM on Sep. 8, 2009
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Answer by justanotherjen at 10:44 AM on Sep. 8, 2009