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!!
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!!)