Monday, February 13, 2012


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!!)


  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.

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

  2. Lovely post. Thanks for this inspirational works.


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

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

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

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