This year I volunteered to be on our school's Read-a-thon committee. My job was to set up special guest readers/speakers to come in and read to the students and then talk about their talents, job, skills, passions, etc. It was a lot of fun, and there were so many amazing people who took the time to come in for us. I snuck my kids out of class to visit a few that I didn't want them to miss, even if it was for a different grade level. My friends stepped up a ton - Dan the cartoonist, Lindsey the Poms coach and writer/speaker, Dr. Mendoza, Janelle the Miss Colorado contestant, and TONS of other really interesting people. Our friend Miguel came in. We've known him for a super long time. He's a musician and came in to read and then played a few songs. The kids (and teachers) loved it.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES!! Emmy is in her very first year of girl scouts. WE couldn't resist that 4 of her best buds were in a troop together. She's loved it so far and this year, we tackled selling the cookies! She ended up selling almost 150 boxes. Not too bad! She loved organizing bags for people who ordered and writing down everything. She was organized (with a little help).
We also set up a booth outside one afternoon during rush hour and did pretty well there too. One guy, who was out for a jog, bought 10 boxes!
Smith's Valentine's - he can write his own name pretty well now.
and Zaney's - he just wanted Star Wars valentines and was set on giving suckers with them.