Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.



Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I love at home science experiments! Thanks for all of the links, I'll have to check them out.

One thing that stinks about being a teacher in the same district your kid attends is that it's tough to volunteer. I took a personal day to go on a field trip and took a long lunch to see the costume parade. But I wish I could go and volunteer for the teacher, I agree with you that it's a great way to keep up with what's going on.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I love reading about science experiments and trying them out at home...

We haven't been in and out of L.'s school this year as much as we'd like to, but our schedules have been extra busy. One of the benefits of sending T. to our neighborhood school is that we will have more flexibility to drop in and see both kids individually, which will be good for all of us, I think.

mouse's picture mouse

I have felt so lucky that I was able to schedule an hour a week to be in Scooter's class. I'm there for literacy centers, though sometimes the teacher has me run a lesson in math or social studies at my center, so I've had a chance to watch the kids develop academically. It's amazing how much I can learn about the class in that small amount of time.

It makes me miss being in my own classroom, but also makes me quite sure that my place is with older students.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I have so much admiration for teachers--I'd have a hard time being with younger kids all day long--it takes so much patience! How lucky that you can run literacy centers, though--that type of hands-on volunteer work is so rewarding.