We have been talking a lot about careers, and how our interests, hobbies, and talents can help us decide what sort of career we might like to pursue. Friday is “Career Day” at Hambright. Students are encouraged to dress as their chosen career. For example, a chef might wear an apron and carry a mixing bowl. A carpenter might wear jeans and a tool belt. A teacher might have an ID badge and a dry erase marker.
I am looking forward to seeing all of the unique costumes on Friday!
Parents, be sure to check the weather forecast for tomorrow. IF we should have a delay or a cancellation on THURSDAY due to the weather, then we will postpone our field trip yet again. If this whole thing blows over, then our field trip will commence as planned.
Just a reminder that we are studying the following spelling words for Friday’s test:
Due to the 2-hour delay for icy roads, we have had to postpone our field trip to the North Museum. Today will be a typical day, or so we hope!
We are now planning to visit the North Museum on 2/21. I will send home reminders as we get closer to the date.
Remember that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Wear red, pink, or white. If you are planning to exchange Valentine cards, please bring them tomorrow. We will exchange them in the afternoon. If you are in need of some cards, please let me know TODAY!
As a way to promote career exploration and awareness with our elementary students, the Penn Manor elementary schools are planning a special day across the district.
On Friday, February 22, 2019 students are invited to wear clothing that represents careers they may be interested in exploring as an adult. Adults in the building are encouraged to wear college/military/post secondary clothing. Adults may also choose to dress up in clothing that represents a career.
Our hope is that Kids at Work Day is way to start conversations at home and at school about different types of careers, why someone chooses a career, and what kind of training/schooling is needed to get started in a particular career.
We are learning about cultures in social studies. As part of this unit, students have a small interview homework assignment. It is due Wednesday. If you have any questions about the assignment, please feel free to write me a note, or to send an email.
One quick note: I gave examples using my own culture. I told the students that family can include anyone special in your life, not just those who live in our house. Many of us have blended families, extended families, and adoptive families. Also, some of us are privileged to know where our ancestors are from, but this isn’t true for all of us. If our ancestors were kidnapped and brought into slavery, we may not know what country they were originally from. Some of our ancestors have lived on North America for WAY longer than our country (USA) has existed.
We will be sharing different parts of our family cultures over the next month or so. We hope to conclude the unit with a special feast. Start thinking about any yummy foods that are important in your family’s culture. We would love to taste them!