Monday, February 13, 2012

Careers

The past two weeks we have been learning all about careers.  I love hearing the children discuss what they want to be when they grow up...we have lots of future football players, fashion designers, and of course a lot of the girls want to be teachers :) :)  Every day we focused on a new career.  We started the morning off by making a KWL.  I leave the KWL on my white board because we use it a couple times throughout the week..
On the 'K' side, I write down everything that the children say. If something turns out to be a misconception then we usually circle it or 'x' it out.  I tell them that it is okay because we can also write down things that 'we think we know'
After we fill out the K and W, I read a non-fiction story to the class.  I usually stop half way through the story and have the kids turn to their carpet buddy and discuss.  They are supposed to ask their buddy three questions- What have you learned so far? What do you think will happen next? and Are you confused about anything? I will have a couple people share what they discussed-we can add any new questions to the 'W' and any new info to the 'L' and then we move on.
Each morning the children made a project to go with the career we discussed:
Mail Carriers (they had to write a letter to anyone at school and deliver it) This one was a favorite!!
 Artist:
 Dentist:
 Doctor:
 They also had to write about their careers everyday:


Such a fun unit to do with the kids..we could have gone on for weeks with all the careers the students wanted to discuss :)


You can find my unit by clicking on the image below

It's Valentines Day tomorrow!! Have a LOVELY one! (can't wait to show you what I got from my Valentine's Blogger Exchange!!)

7 comments:

  1. Fun unit! Did you create the projects for each career? Is it in your TPT store?
    didn't see it.
    Love the teeth, doctor kit, and letter writing.
    Tonia
    Tvento1313@msn.com
    Mrsvento.blogspot

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    1. It is not up there, but I will work on doing that for you!!! :)

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  2. Lovely post. Thanks for this inspirational works.


    careerdescription

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  3. Where did you get the mouth outline from for the teeth? This is too cute!
    Mrs. Garnes

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    1. I keep forgetting to look! I want to say that it was from a mailbox magazine!

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  4. Caitlin!!!! You done done it again!!!!!!! I love your unit!!!! Will the doctor bag, dentist, mail-carrier.... Thanks!!!!

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    1. Thank you!! I am going to work on getting all of the activities and patterns together for you all! :)

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