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Elementary School Counseling services are an integral part of the total school program and complement learning in the classroom. A school guidance program reaches every student and will focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for successful academic achievement, career development, and personal/social growth. Services are child-centered, proactive, and developmental. Our professional school counselors spend their time working directly with students to maximize the benefits every student will receive from the program. This will be accomplished through the use of School Counseling Curriculum, Individual Student Planning, Responsive Services, and System Support. School counseling services are comprehensive in scope, preventative in design, developmental in nature, and intended to enhance the potential of ALL elementary students.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

FREE! FREE! FREE! Career Resources (published in Montana)

I found these career workbooks on our very own state government website:

For 3rd & 4th grade and teacher guide and "trading cards" (these cards are kind of cool!)

The workbooks, guides and cards can be ordered with this form. They are all FREE!

(I ordered a copy of each one last week and it arrived yesterday - fast shipping!)

1 comment:

Tanya said...

I just wanted to add how I decided to use the trading cards I ordered. There are 32 cards in the set. I'm going to have each student choose one out of a hat and have them read their card to themself. (Cards tell about job responsibilities, wage per hour, skills needed, preferred knowledge background, tools used, and training required). A person could do a charades game with them, but I decided that I'll get an old phone (I think a rotary would be fun - some kids probably haven't seen one before and they would get a kick out of dialing it for their phone call!) and have them say something on the phone that a person in this job would say. Then, other students will try to guess what the job is. I'm not sure if I will provide a list of the careers for the guessing students or not, most are jobs that are well-known however some aren't. If you order anything, I think these would be the most versatile resource to use. "Jacob & Emily Skip School" has some things that could be useful, as well as "Career Heroes" (which is what the cards go with). My 2 cents.... :)