The second lesson was about listening and following directions. We talked about the consequences of not following directions and how we have to LISTEN to know what the directions are! We read Listen, Buddy! and did some activities to practice listening and following directions quickly :)
1- Careers- We discussed why jobs are important. We brainstormed some of our strengths and interests. We discussed how our strengths and interests help us choose what job we might like to do. Read People in your Neighborhood and for each job in the book we discussed their possible strengths and interests and if they might like doing that job.
2- Careers- Why are jobs important for individuals and for society? They practiced their cooperation skills by working with a partner to write information about an assigned community job. For each job they wrote: the career path, why it is important, the school subjects related to that job, and other skills someone would need to do that job.
3- Careers- We talked about careers and the roles and responsibilities of different jobs. Each student go a card with a career on it. After brainstorming about their career students came up two at a time to tell the roles and responsibilities of their jobs and then the class compared and contrasted the jobs.
4- Careers- Students took a survey about things they would want to do or not want to do in a job. We talked about the 6 career paths and how using your interests to connect you with a path can help you explore jobs you might be interested in someday. We connected their likes and dislikes from the interest survey to the different career paths.
5- Careers- We used the same website as last lesson, Missouri Connections, to take a career interest inventory. The results helped us research a job that we could be interested in. We learned about using MO Connections to find out about jobs and about some book resources that are available as well.