Career Development

Hello Elementary Students and Families!
Below are some career development activities that students in grades K-5 can work on during our last week of school or even over the summer. If your child completes an activity, kindly take a picture of either your child completing the activity or of your child's finished project and email it to your child's school counselor. 
 
Area Elementary: Ms. Carisa Takac carisa_takac@slipperyrock.k12.pa.us
Moraine Elementary: Mrs. Katie Thomas katie_thomas@slipperyrock.k12.pa.us
 
We hope you and your family have a safe and happy summer!
We can't wait to see you again! 

Kindergarten-2nd Grade:

JOBS: There are so many jobs to imagine about! Go to this playlist on YouTube; “Can You Imagine That” by Radical Jr. and choose a video that looks interesting. There are so many fun jobs to discover!
  • When you finish, draw a picture of you when you grow up having a job! Can you add the tools you would need to use on your job? Make sure to label it with the name of the job you chose!
  • Have the grown-up at home take a picture of what you created and email it to your school counselor! 
NON-SCREEN ALTERNATIVE: Ask the grown-ups in your house (or call a grown-up you know) about their job. Pretend you are a reporter and interview them by thinking of three good questions to ask about their job. If you can’t think of any, here are some suggestions:
  • What is your favorite part of your job? What is your least favorite?
  • How did you get your job?
  • What kind of things did you have to learn to be good at your job?
  • Now, draw a picture of you when you grow up having a job! Can you add the tools you would need to use on your job? Make sure to label it with the name of the job you chose!
  • Have the grown-up at home take a picture of what you created and email it to your school counselor!
 
MONEY: Do you have a piggy bank? Do you know about money? Try this game where you have to count change, think about saving and then spend it to dress the piggy in the end.
  • NON-SCREEN ALTERNATIVE: Find as much change as you can around your house.  Divide it into piles of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies. Count it and ask a grown up to check your answer.  Can you figure out how much half of the total would be? Can you divide the piles so the money equals half of the total in each pile?  If you want an extra challenge, have a grown-up give you different amounts and you try to show that amount using the correct number of coins.

3rd Grade:
  1. Learn about entrepreneurs! 
    1. Watch this video
    2. Think about it: What character traits does an entrepreneur have? What words would you use to describe someone who is an entrepreneur?
    3. Create your own plan to become an entrepreneur! Maybe you could even start this summer?
      1. Get a piece of paper and a pencil. 
      2. Think about your business idea. What do you want to make or create? Why would people want to purchase this from you? Write down your ideas!
      3. What will your business name be? Does your name stick out? Write down your ideas!
      4. Who will your customers be? (Kids, moms, grandparents, anyone, etc.) Write down your ideas!
      5. How will you tell other people about your business? Should you create posters? Run an ad in a newspaper? Make a YouTube video? Write down your ideas!
      6. How much will you charge? How much do your competitors charge?Write down your ideas!
      7. What will you do with the money you make? Grow your business? Save it for something you want? Write down your ideas!
    4. Have the grown-up at home take a picture of your worksheet and send it to your school counselor!
  2. Get a piece of paper and some art supplies (colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc.) 
    1. Think about what kind of work environment you would like to have. Would you like to work outside or inside? Would you like to work in an office or drive a vehicle most of the day? Would you like to work at home or travel the world for your job? Draw a picture of what you would like your work environment to be. 
    2. Think about what equipment, tools, technology, plants, or items that would be in your work environment. Add those to your picture. 
    3. Add yourself to your picture! 
    4. Write 3-5 sentences on the back of your paper summarizing where you want to work and why. 
    5. Have your grown-up at home take a picture of the front and back of your worksheet and email it to your school counselor!
 

4th Grade:

  1. 4th Graders Only: Log onto the 4th Grade Career Day Google Classroom using the code “og4t2c4” and participate in a virtual Career Day! (Make sure you’re using your school log-in and not your parent/guardian’s email address!) Watch 3 videos about different careers and then submit the Google Form to share what you learned.
  2. Learn about entrepreneurs! 
    1. Watch this video
    2. Think about it: What character traits does an entrepreneur have? What words would you use to describe someone who is an entrepreneur?
    3. Create your own plan to become an entrepreneur! Maybe you could even start this summer?
      1. Get a piece of paper and a pencil. 
      2. Think about your business idea. What do you want to make or create? Why would people want to purchase this from you? Write down your ideas!
      3. What will your business name be? Does your name stick out? Write down your ideas!
      4. Who will your customers be? (Kids, moms, grandparents, anyone, etc.) Write down your ideas!
      5. How will you tell other people about your business? Should you create posters? Run an ad in a newspaper? Make a YouTube video? Write down your ideas!
      6. How much will you charge? How much do your competitors charge?Write down your ideas!
      7. What will you do with the money you make? Grow your business? Save it for something you want? Write down your ideas!
    4. Have the grown-up at home take a picture of your worksheet and send it to your school counselor!
  3. Get a piece of paper and some art supplies (colored pencils, markers, crayons, etc.) 
    1. Think about what kind of work environment you would like to have. Would you like to work outside or inside? Would you like to work in an office or drive a vehicle most of the day? Would you like to work at home or travel the world for your job? Draw a picture of what you would like your work environment to be. 
    2. Think about what equipment, tools, technology, plants, or items that would be in your work environment. Add those to your picture. 
    3. Add yourself to your picture! 
    4. Write 3-5 sentences on the back of your paper summarizing where you want to work and why. 
    5. Have your grown-up at home take a picture of the front and back of your worksheet and email it to your school counselor!
 
5th Grade:
  • Students will log-in to their Edgenuity account and check their emails from Tuesday, May 26-Thursday, May 28. They will receive an email regarding what their assignment in SmartFutures will be that day.
  • Students can access SmartFutures by going to clever.com, clicking the blue rectangle on the upper right side that says “Login as a student”, finding their elementary school, and then entering their school email address (parent/guardian email address will not work!) and login information.They will then scroll to the bottom of their Clever page, find "More Apps", and then select the SmartFutures link (the icon is "SF"). Students will then be redirected to the SmartFutures website.
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