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Sam's project this week.

She needs to take in graham crackers, frosting, different types of candies and they are going to make gingerbread houses, the easy way. The frosting I picked up has little pieces of candy in it, so that will make it more festive. Then we got four kinds of candy to stick on the sides and door of the house. She's got enough candy to even build a sidewalk and other things. I already know she's going to have great fun. She loves to make art projects. If it turns out, maybe she'll let me take a picture of it this week. I think they aren't doing it until MOnday the 19th. She said something about they needed the stuff in ahead of time to see what they had to work with. I'm sending a whole box of graham crackers, so there is plenty for someone else if they dont have enough. Same with the frosting and candy. You never know if a family is down on their luck one week and can't send the things they wanted to.

Did I tell you all about my new job as a assistant to the reading coach at Sam's school? A better word would just be helper, not assistant. It's a half hour for first grade and a half hour for third twice a week in the computer lab. They read to me and I see how they're doing and give them the stars when they are done with each story. 30 minutes isn't enough time. There are ten kids in each of the classes. He said he was going to try and get it longer, but it would probably be after the first of the year. So Tuesday and Thursday each week, I help the kids. And they are all so cute. I really enjoy doing it. Marc, the reading coach said I'm really good with the kids. He said no one has ever signed up from now until April before, so he's very surprised with my help.


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Dec. 11th, 2016 11:46 am (UTC)
I hope you can take pictures of the gingerbread house. This sounds like a very clever idea.

And good for you for volunteering. You're a good person, Patt, and those kids are lucky you're there to listen to them read, especially since no one else seems to have signed up.

Truthfully? You make this season shine. *hugs*
Dec. 11th, 2016 07:43 pm (UTC)
I love volunteering. I figure it's the least I can do while they teach our child. I did it when our kids were young too.

You say the nicest things, Tinn. Thank you.
Dec. 11th, 2016 01:29 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that teacher appreciates your time. ♥

I hope Sam's gingerbread house looks fantastic. It sounds like it will.
Dec. 11th, 2016 07:44 pm (UTC)
HOpefully, I'll get a picture of it. She loves doing art projects. I'm glad she does. Some kids don't like doing things at all.
Dec. 11th, 2016 01:53 pm (UTC)
Sounds like two good projects! Congrats on volunteering. I hope the gingerbread house turns out okay. They're not that easy to do.
Dec. 11th, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, the house will probably be funny. LOL We'll see when she brings it home. Can't wait.

I really like volunteering so much. But the two week break will be nice. :) (Now I sound like the kids.)
Dec. 11th, 2016 08:13 pm (UTC)
It's probably much the same thing - we called it remedial reading, and I did that for several years until shortage of teachers got me transferred to a different school and a full class. Giving the kids one on one help for a while was often all it needed to pull them up, but there were never enough people doing it.

I'm not sure I could have handled first grade though. Too young. Our kids didn't start remedial till third grade.
Dec. 11th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
I hope you're able to take a photo of the gingerbread house. I'd love to see it.

You're very generous with your volunteer work. I wish there were more people like you. xx
Dec. 11th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
He asked me if I could do more days, but I have to think on it. with my Fibromyalsia I never know how I'm going to feel.
Dec. 12th, 2016 02:09 am (UTC)
You're an amazing, generous person, Patt. Those kids and the teacher are very lucky to have you working with them. :-)
Dec. 18th, 2016 10:48 pm (UTC)
Oh, what a fun art project for Sam. And how cool that you're working as a helper to the reading coach! That sounds like so much fun. :D
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