Monday, January 11, 2016

Student Council Clean-Up of Patton Ranch Road and Career Lessons

Last week kept me busy after our nice winter break! I was in Kinder- 2nd grade classrooms last week completing my required career lesson with them. We read the story, I Can Be Anything by Jerry Spinelli and played a career game! I had a bag with career finger puppets and block people and gave clues to the kids about what each career was. They had to guess the career and then I would pull them out and show them if they were correct. If they got it correct, they got to hold it for the rest of the lesson. We then followed our game up by writing about what they want to be when they grow up. It's never too early to start talking about future careers and how they will accomplish those dreams they have. If we instill the value of continuing education, working toward and achieving their goals, and following their dreams at a very early age, that road will be much easier for them when it's time to pursue all those goals and dreams. Preparation helps it to be easier and they know more what to expect. We also discussed how there is no career that is just for men or just for women. A man or a woman can get into any career they choose!

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This Saturday we had our Student Council Clean-Up of Patton Ranch Rd. for our partnership with Keep Austin Beautiful. This is Student Council's second service project of the year. Students came out before the Fun Run to clean up trash all along Patton Ranch Rd. It is a very important reminder about making sure we don't litter, especially when they see how much trash people toss out of their cars or walking along the road. It is also an important reminder that even if it wasn't us who littered, we should all pitch in as a society to help our environment whenever we can. A very special thank you to the Bourque and Wallace families for helping to run this event and making sure children were safe as they were picking up trash!


This week I will be in 3rd- 5th grade classes to complete our career lessons. More on those lessons at the end of the week. I will also be meeting with my No Place for Hate Coalition this week to plan for No Name Calling Week next week!

Have a wonderful week! :-)

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