At Seven Mile Elementary, our Kindergarten students have been learning what is a community and who are our community helpers along with exploring different careers. This focus is a part of the social studies standard for Government Strand: Civic Participation and Skills. Students learn about the shared responsibilities of common goals at home, at school and within our community. Many books are used to learn about our community helpers such as When I Grow Up by Al Yankovic, Dot the Fire Dog by Lisa Desimini, as well as nonfiction stories such as School Principals, School Bus Drivers, Librarians, Firefighters, Police Officers, Construction Workers, Nurses, and Doctors, all written by Tracey Boraas.
To make this event more impactful, special visitors were invited into our Kindergarten classrooms to discuss their jobs. Mr. Cress, who works for the city of Columbus talked with the students about what it is like being a detective. Nurse Singleton discussed what it is like being a school nurse here at Seven Mile Elementary. Mrs. Harrison stopped by to talk about the responsibilities of being a principal. Mr. Stamper discussed the duties that a firefighter has and how they keep the community safe.
At the end of the week, every student dressed up as their future self so everyone knew the career they want to pursue.