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    career awareness
    By Stefanie

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    We call our study "community helpers". I read the story "The Apron" by Eric Carle. I found a neat edition that comes with a little apron like the one in the story, but you could alwarys find one. I had one of the children wear it as I read the story. It is a true story about a relative of Mr. Carle's that he went to visit as a boy. This uncle was a bricklayer, I believe, and wore an apron. This apron was his "tool of the trade". I sent home notes for parents to send in their tools of the trade, as well, and we shared them in our room. The most important thing about this unit is the value that we placed on EVERY community helper, because it takes all jobs to make a community. We saw everything from a box cutter sent by a grocery store clerk mom to a stethoscope sent by another nurse mom. Every job was important. This was a simple unit, but one of our most enjoyable.


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