By Mrs. Cyndie Morris - September, 2013
Career Education in the Academy
- Who Am I?
- Where Am I Going?
- How Am I Going to Get There?
Mrs. Cyndie is meeting with every classroom once per 9 weeks during Acceleration to present lessons & activities designed to help students begin to answer some of these questions.
This 9 weeks we have begun to learn about different Personality Types. Following a Classroom Guidance PowerPoint, students have been given a Personality Inventory sheet listing each of the 4 personality types : Lion, Otter, Retriever, & Beaver. Under each Personality type there was a list of 5 descriptors students were asked to respond to (Does this describe you? Or not?) Once students identified their own personality type, we had fun seeing all those in class with similar personalities. We also brainstormed to name as many jobs & careers as we could that would be a " good fit" for each personality type. These Personality Inventory Sheets will be filed in each child's individual Career Folder.
Later this year the Academy will participate in the BMS Career Fair. At the end of this school year we will celebrate Career Week which will include Dress-Up Days, Classroom Activities, & Guest Speakers for each of the identified topics for each grade level. In May, 5th graders will use these folders to help create their own Career Portfolio.
4th Grade Career Clusters Include:
- Architecture & Construction
- Business Management & Administration
- STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
5th Grade Career Clusters Include:
- Government & Public Administration
- Information Technology
Parents who have expertise in any of these fields & who would like to participate in the Career Fair or Career Week are encouraged to contact Mrs. Cyndie. Thank you in advance for your support!