Fifth grade classroom guidance began February 4. The first unit was a review
of Study Skills. We watched a Trevor Romain video "How To Do Homework Without
Throwing Up," a humorous look at homework advice. Some hints from the video
included: have a plan, do the hardest assignment first, take a short breaks,
have healthy snacks, no excuses, and ask for help.
One guidance class included information supporting the "March Into Wellness"
initative. We saw another Trevor Romain video "If You Don't Take Care of Your
Body, Where Else Are You Going to Live?" This humorous video identified how
kids could have a healthy lifestyle, including limit screen time, limit sugary
drinks, be active everyday, and eat fruits and vegetables every day.
We are currently working on our Career Exploration Unit. We began the unit by
watching the video "What Would I Be Good At?" This video discussed six basic
personality types that more or less mirrored the Holland Code Personalities.
There was the Doer/Realistic, the Persuader/Enterprising, the
Thinker/Investigative, the Creator/Artistic, the Helper/Social, and the
Organizer/Conventional. Students completed a brief survey to determine their
primary and secondary personality types.
Then we viewed the video "Careers for Me." This video identified careers by
clusters: Industrial and Engineering Cluster, Environmental and Agricultural
Cluster, Arts and Communication Cluster , Health Services Cluster, Human
Resources/Services Cluster, and Business and Management Cluster.
The students will research a career using the website bls.gov/k12 (Bureau of
Labor Statistics) or the book "Career Exploration for Teens." The goal is to
create a poster explaining the career of their choice. Information to be
included on the poster is a brief job description, education or training
required, skills and abilities needed, and the future outlook for that career.
They will share their findings (using the poster) to the class. Students who
are researching the same career may work together on their poster.