I helped in the first grade classroom at Dawson Elementary over the course of five visits as part of the Foundations of Education class requirement. This provided me with hands-on experience with the kids and teachers. It was particularly valuable in demonstrating what routinely happens on a daily basis within the classroom walls. I highly recommend this to aspiring teachers, and to anyone who enjoys volunteering with kids.
I loved going to the gardens! It was so cool to see how passionate the people who run it are. Their excitement made me want to be a part of helping so much more; I hope my enthusiasm also encouraged them and other volunteers. I had a great experience.