Each July, we look forward to learning about various careers during our Professions Week. Exposing children to people and work in the community is important for their intellectual development. It increases their Social Studies knowledge and skills by developing an awareness and understanding of family and community, people and the environment, and history and events. We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate the people in the Salem community and for their partnership with us.
On Monday, our students learned from Dayna Campbell who taught us about sign language and shared about her passion for helping the deaf community.
On Tuesday, Chris Feskens, Executive Chef of Willson House shared about cooking, tools used in his job, and how he enjoys creating food to help gather family and friends in celebration.
Wednesday we met Karen, a Marine Biologist from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and she taught us about the life cycle of fish, the ways she helps to protect our natural environment AND we even got to dissect a female Steelhead.
On Thursday, our friend Alyson Baker shared about her job as a P.E. teacher for the Salem-Keizer School District. We got our bodies moving in fun and creative ways and learned about habits to keep our bodies healthy.
Our Professions Week concluded on Friday with Corinna Strouse who is the Registered Nurse for Willson House. Students had the opportunity to learn about ways nurses care for people in our community and they got to listen to their heartbeats.
We hope you enjoyed talking with your children this week about what they are learning at school. It was a week of fun, hands-on learning!