From meteorology to veterinary science, Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Sunview Elementary had the exciting opportunity to meet presenters from various career fields, as part of Career Day on Wednesday, April 6th. This marked the second year for the special event, which is used as a fun and engaging way to help students learn about different career paths and begin identifying their individual strengths and talents. Each Kindergarten and 1st grade class rotated to a different classroom every fifteen minutes to view a presentation by one of eight presenters on their specific career, which included a description of their everyday job duties, required training and education, as well as what factors motivated them to pursue their career.
NewsChannel5 Meteorologist Janessa Webb discussed the various types of severe weather with students, while Melinda Anderson, a medical imaging trainer with Phillips, used a PowerPoint presentation to explain how various imaging technologies are used to help treat patients. LaDonna Sifford, a naturalist from the Cleveland MetroParks Zoo and Christina Bellas, Interpretation and Communication Manager from the Lake County Farm Park used hands-on examples to help students learn about the wide variety of plants and animals in northeast Ohio. Students had an opportunity to learn how rockets work with a creative activity led by Josh Landis from the Great Lakes Science Center. The experiment involved adding a tablet to a small plastic container filled with water, securing the lid and turning it upside down, resulting in a chemical reaction which forced the container to shoot up into the air. Veterinarian Sarah Husseini shared dog safety tips, as well as models of a canine’s teeth and heart. Other guests included Maurice Kenniebrew from the United States Postal Service, as well as members of the Lyndhurst Fire Department.
Thank you to all of our Career Day presenters for helping to inspire and educate our students!