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Collins Community Credit Union

The Triple CU Scoop - Adventures in Junior Achievement - Weeks 2, 3 and 4!

Published on Nov 14, 2014

My time in the classroom is quickly coming to an end. I’ve had a great time preparing the lessons and getting to know the kiddos, and it’s hard to believe next week is already my last week teaching.

During the past few weeks we’ve covered a lot of topics. Our week two lesson was about resources; we talked about the difference between natural resources, human resources and capital resources. It was fun to tell them about what resources we use at the Credit Union and discuss the different resources needed to run a successful business.

Last week we focused on different skills needed for different jobs. The kids thought about what they wanted to be when they grow up and what types of skills they would need for those positions. Our lesson emphasized the importance of math, science, technology, engineering and communication. 

And finally, this week we talked about how to get a job. We went over the difference between an employee and an employer, I showed them some examples of a resume and we talked about what happens at a job interview. Then, they filled out a skills inventory and had to create a resume. It was fun to listen to them trying to decide what they want to do when they grow up.

I have to say, after spending four weeks in the classroom, I give teachers a ton of credit! I don’t know how they do what they do every day; I’m exhausted after an hour! Don’t get me wrong, my kids are very well behaved, but they like to chat. Next week we will finish up by talking about global economies.  

If you’d like to learn more about how you can volunteer with Junior Achievement, visit their website.
 

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