Kindergarten STEAMy Update
Mrs. Jackson's Class
We hope you have a wonderful week!
Mrs. Jackson and Ms. Timmer
So, you want to be a Room Parent?
Room Parenting 101 for grades K-5
Q: What does the term “Room Parent” really mean?
A: Long ago, the term was “Room Mom”, which in this day and age seems like we wouldn’t allow Dads in the classroom! Now we have opened the door to any parent, guardian, even grandparents! In a nutshell, you will be asked to coordinate parties and activities throughout the year, according to what the teacher’s plans and needs are.
Q: Isn’t that a lot of work for one person?
A: If you know a parent who’s child is also in the class, ask them to work with you as a Co-Room Parent. This is a great way to share the responsibilities and make lasting friendships! Or make it known you would be in to sharing the responsibility.
Q: What are the benefits of being a Room Parent?
A: Almost too numerous to mention! You will get to know your child in a different light, and see young minds grow throughout the year. A very important reward is having the chance to help one of the few people who work harder than you do - your child’s teacher!