Monday, November 7, 2016

Preparing the Workforce

Well, the jobs have been assigned for BizTown. As I told the kids, 100% of the students want 10% of the jobs, which will leave 90% of them disappointed.

And yet, as I also told them, all of the jobs at BizTown are great! I told them that, although everyone can't be a photographer, beverage manager, or reporter (yes, somehow those are always the most popular ones...I swear I'm not making this up), it will be every bit as much fun to be the HVAC technician, the file clerk, or the human development specialist--whatever that means. BizTown wouldn't make jobs that aren't good, otherwise they wouldn't get schools to go there anymore.

And by the way, the team of Vahle, Stemnock, Loeffler, and Carter were by far the quickest and most efficient group I have been a part of for this job. I, for one, hope no one messes with this team supreme come next year.

As for the rest of the day, well, we researched our pants off today, they organized their notes, we got some Daily 5 in, we started TGF book four, and I want to thank Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Helgeland for watching my class from lunch through to the end of the day so that I could be in on the meeting for the job situation. Oh, and we started chapter five in Math. This was a great day all in all. I ended it feeling pretty darn good.

Hopefully you have too.

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