Counselor Connection

Cortland Elementary School

Message from the Counselor

Over the next two weeks, we will be exploring careers in the classroom. See below for what we will be doing by grade level.


Please get in touch with me if you have questions or concerns. I can be reached at Cortland on Tuesday and Thursday or at Emerson on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday.


Wendy Nicholson
School Counselor

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Guidance Lessons - February

Guidance Lessons - February

Careers


Kindergarten: We will begin the lesson by talking about what a career is. We will read the book “Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do.” In the book, there are picture clues to each career. The students will try to guess the career. They will finish the lesson by drawing a picture of what they might like to do when they grow up.


1st Grade: We will begin the lesson by talking about careers. The students will watch a video titled ”Berenstain Bears: Jobs Around Town.” The video will follow the young bears around town and learn about some of the careers available. The students will follow up by writing and drawing a picture about a career they might like when they grow up.


2nd Grade: We will begin the lesson by talking about careers. We will read the book “Being Wendy”. The story follows a young girl named Wendy as she navigates her way through her town of Boxville. In her town, everyone must choose a career box when they are young. Wendy discovers that she doesn’t want to be “boxed” into a career at such a young age. The students will then talk about 3 possible careers that might interest them in the future.


3rd - 5th Grade: We will begin the lesson by talking about careers. All students will then view a PowerPoint presentation of all of the extra classes Seymour High School has to offer. These include manufacturing, construction, foods, as well as agriculture, animal and food sciences, and welding at the Ag Center. The students will then research different careers and see what type of training or education they will need in order to have that career.

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