Saturday, April 25, 2015
Kindergarten, First, and Second Graders drew self portraits dressed as what career they want to have when they grow up. We mainly focused on service jobs as we did this lesson around MLK Day. We talked about his life and legacy and the need for serving others. Kindergarteners were given templates for various career hats to paint and cut out. They then extended it by drawing their face and body. The other two grade drew them with no assistance and used water colors to paint them.
Monday, October 14, 2013
As a part of college week, the students made t-shirts to show when they are expected to graduate high school and begin college. I printed "College 2025" on cardstock and the students traced the letters onto their shirts with permanent markers. They then colored them in however they wanted. For the piggy banks, they cut strips of construction paper and glued them in various patterns. We are trying to instill in the students at an early age that college is important and they need to start saving for their future now. The students also added their handprint to a grade level banner that we will keep hanging in our common area all year as a reminder of our belief that they will attend college one day.
During College Week, the students had two guest speakers come talk to them about the importance of going to college. The first is a scientist from The University of Texas at Arlington. She talked to the students about what she studied in college and what she does now. The second works in finance for Honda. He talked to the students about the importance of earning good grades. He equated earning good grades and getting scholarships to college to having a good credit score. The students were very engaged and full of questions.
Monday, June 17, 2013
On the last day of school, one of the things we did was to discuss the students' future goals. Those goals included going to college and their dream jobs. So, we took these pictures (Pinterest inspired) to showcase their dream jobs.