Finding a Career/Parent Teacher Letter

A few of you have not completed the Google Form letting me know your project title and url link. Please submit this as soon as possible. Also remember that this is the final project for the semester. The week after Thanksgiving is our last week of classes. You need to plan to attend every day, even days you are not presenting. Late passes will not be accepted in order for you to provide feedback to classmates (and out of respect.) I expect you will take this seriously.

At this point, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know

Today, we will work on both the Finding a Career and Parent Teacher Letter portion of the project.

Finding a Career

In this section, you

  • Give children information on answering these types of questions as a career. (Example: sound: audiologist, musician; weather: meteorologist, climatologist, etc.)
  • Link to sites about the career, conduct a brief interview with someone in the field – include a picture if possible.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Finding a Career page.

Parent Teacher Letter

In this section, you will write a letter to parents/teachers with the following in mind:

  • An introduction to the adventure for parents: purpose of activities, helpful hints, materials needed, what sections need parental guidance, opportunities for extension (field trips, additional books, etc.), include a list of book titles that relate to the question.
  • Rather than simply listing what you find on Amazon – search the Athens library and the CMC – find good books, not just books on the topic.
  • Include learning objectives if applicable. You may choose to write some general or specific learning goals for your adventure.

Go ahead and preview an example of a former student’s Parent Teacher Letter.

Author Introductory Video Outline

Let’s start an outline for the author introductory video. Then on Wednesday, we will start planning/recording the video. You can check out this example video to help you think about a possible structure for your own video.

For Wednesday

By Wednesday, you and your group should have completed the following sections of you project:

  • Inquire
  • Hook
  • Organize
  • Explore
  • Show What You Know
  • Apply (Finding a Career)
  • Parent Teacher Letter

We will use our time Wednesday for our introductory videos. Make sure you are ready to plan/record on Wednesday and Friday – this means finalizing your outline and checking out a camera from OIT if needed. You can check out video cameras from OIT for five days. You may want to do some additional recording over the weekend if you do not finish in class.

For Friday

Although Friday is an optional workday, I’m asking that anyone who needs to make up an absence or correct past assignments (this is shown in yellow in your Google “Drive” grade document) attend class this day. I will not have the opportunity to support you one on one after this week as the last week of class is full with presentations. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! I will be submitting grades as soon as December 1.


9:05 Food sign up chart here. (See what other people are bringing here.)

10:10 Food sign up chart here. (see what other people are bringing here.)

Presentation Order: 9:05 Class

Monday, November 26

Kyle Carter: NA

Casey Everett: NA

Annsley Harrington: NA

Wednesday, November 28

Brantley Black, Molly Swindall, Kathleen Perkins, and John Collins: The History and Culture of Thanksgiving

Brooke Cox, Alex Lanz, and Honey Campbell: Christmas Preparations

Friday, November 30

Geri Ann Glasco and Katie Browne: How to Teach People with Intellectual Disabilities Life Skills

Jennifer Bridges and Katie Crowe: An Adventure in Scotland!

Presentation Order: 10:10 Class

Monday, November 26

Leslie Brandon, Sarah Paul, Kim Adams, and Kaitlyn Berry: Disney World Done Right

Sara Schuster, Christine Olney, Madison Brett, and Dani Marchesini: Adjusting to Different Cultures

Wednesday, November 28

Ashley Ray, Allen Stripling, Dallas Lee, Cornelius Washington, Julian Lavender, and Lee McCoy: What Makes a Healthy Marriage?

Kristin Emerick and Stephanie Arnett: Recycle Me!

Friday, November 30

Jessica Viller, Victoria Hogue, and Jessica King: Keeping PE in Schools

Joey Zhao: NA

Project Schedule (Looking Ahead)

11/14 – Author Introduction Videos

11/16 – Workday for your group to finalize the Learning Adventure

11/19 – 11/23 – Thanksgiving Holiday

11/26 – 11/30 – Learning Adventures Showcase (Final Group Presentations) – I love this week!!! Plan to bring food!!!


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