Started talking about careers. Discussed why work is important and why people have job. Read Berenstain Bears on the Job and discussed the jobs in the books. What do we like/dislike doing at home and at school? How could that information help us choose a job we would like?
1- Careers- Learned and talked about the 6 career paths. We read LMNO Peas and talked about what career paths the different jobs would in.
2- Careers- We reviewed the 6 career paths and how interests help people choose jobs. Spent a few minutes talking about the activities they did on the STEAM bus. Read When Poppy and Max Grow Up and talked about the jobs-which path they go in, what they need to be interested in or good at. Finished up with a career guessing game- I say the path, skills, and responsibilities of a job they try to guess what it is.
3- Careers- I handed back the Multiple Intelligence surveys they took earlier this year. We watched a video created by DESE and some talented people in Missouri, called: What is a Career Path? We discussed how the areas of intelligence (on their surveys) connect to the career paths and could help them choose a job someday. I assured them that they can change their minds anytime! I just want them to know what tools are out there to help them figure out their interests as they related to work in the future :)
4- No lesson during this time because of MAP testing. We'll make it up in May :)
5- Careers- most students hadn't finished their career research so we continued to use our resources to learn about different jobs. A few kiddos who had finished their original research were given the task to find the most unusual job they could--one that no one had ever heard of before! In classes where we had time, students shared some of their research.