Today is my busy volunteering day at school. Yesterday I read with 4 year olds for a little over an hour. Today I spent part of the morning reading with 2nd grade students.
In the afternoon I usually read with 5th grade students, but today was a bit different. A few of the 5th grade students are struggling with long division, so Ms Dyas had me work with four of them. Teaching division is challenging, but I think I succeeded. One student worked through one problem with me, then did 4 problems completely on her own and did them correctly. She got it! One other student was able to figure it out pretty well, but I think she needs to work on her multiplication tables a bit. That seems to be a stumbling block for many of them - remembering their multiplication tables. Overall, it was a great experience.
I love working in the classroom, especially with grades 1 - 3. Why is it that I'm not interested in going back to school myself so that I can teach? I just don't know?
I do know that volunteering in the classroom is a very rewarding experience, especially when you get to see the growth the children are experiencing.