Young Students Explore a World of Possibility at Career Day

The students in Mrs. Ahl’s and Mrs. Willard’s pre-school class recently had some special visitors.  Several of the students’ parents took time out of their busy day to come to Lafayette-Pershing School, in Carneys Point, New Jersey, to speak to the students about their careers.  “It is important to get the students to begin thinking about their futures even at this young age.” said Mrs. Ahl.  “If we talk to children about why education is important, they are more likely to embrace their school experience. It becomes more meaningful.” The parents were asked to speak about what they do at work but, also, to talk about what they had to learn to do the jobs they do.

Owen Seeman’s father, Ewan Seeman, talked to the students about his job in the Air Force.  He arrived in uniform and brought an MRE (meal ready to eat) to show the students how our servicemen and women prepare and eat their meals in the field.  He also used a classroom map to show them where he has traveled while performing his duties.

Leila Monteith’s mother, Melissa Durr, arrived with all the materials she needed to demonstrate how she makes beautiful bows.  The students watched as she made a bow from start to finish using ribbons, clips and embellishments.  She used a ruler to measure the ribbon and showed the students the numerals on the ruler that they have been learning about this year.  When she was finished, Ms. Durr presented all the students with a bow to take home.  The girl’s received a bow for their hair while the boys each received a bow tie.

Kalina Alvarado-Ransome’s mother, Chanese Ransome, discussed her career as a nurse.  She demonstrated using a stethoscope and she pretended to give her daughter a vaccination. Ms. Ransome also told the students about the classes she had to complete to earn her degree and the importance of learning to read and to write.

“The children enjoyed each of the visits.” said co-teacher, Mrs. Willard, “The children of each of the presenters beamed with pride as their mother or father spoke to their classmates and all of us, teachers and students alike, learned a thing or two from each of them.”  It was a rewarding experience for everyone.

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