Last Friday I took Big Pea to her “meet and greet” before school started, so that she could meet her teacher, get a feel for her classroom, and connect with the friends she missed so much after the summer break. As always, I scoured the room for the room-parent form and signed my name at the top. I was a little surprised to see that I was the first one to sign-up, but was certain that others would follow suit.
I was wrong.
Not only was I the only parent to sign-on as “room-parent”, but I was also the only parent to offer to work in the classroom. Seriously? How is this possible?
Last year, there were multiple moms who helped out in the classroom, and I had another mom who took on the job of co- room parent with me. She had an older son and had been room-parenting for years, so she served as the organizer for the year, while I followed her lead and helped where she needed me when it came to classroom activities and parties.
I have no.idea.how.to.throw.a.party.
And, as silly as it sounds, I’ll need to prepare multiple documents using pdf conversion to send home to the parents and as tech-savvy as I deem myself to be, I have no idea how to use a pdf converter – although I suppose this is the least of my worries at this point.
So I’m reaching out to your for suggestions and resources. If you have experience being a room mom or dad, have thrown classroom parties, organized classroom activities, participated in bake-sales, etc, I need your suggestions! Have you found sites online that help with organizing school activities? Have you found that joining the parent-club helps guide you through the year?
Any and all tips, tricks, and suggestions are welcome and much needed!