Levelland ABC pre-K students recently participated in “When I Grow Up” day. This is a morning dedicated to parental/community involvement and career sharing. This year we were proud to have employees from: Levelland Fire Department, Xcel Energy, Community Health Clinic of Lubbock-Dental, American State Bank, College Avenue Animal Clinic, Off the Wall Fabrication-Welding, and Levelland Clinic North . Students participated in seven, ten-minute rotations. These are informative sessions based on the different careers and jobs that each of these parents and/or community members hold. At the conclusion of the rotations, teachers lead a discussion in their classrooms about the careers that were presented and then followed-up by posing the question “What would you like to do when you grow up?” The teachers are laying the foundation for students to one day make a career choice.
Students from Mrs. Kent and Mrs. Read’s class get hands-on with “Carolina” the poodle from College Avenue Animal Clinic. Amanda Turner, mother of a LABC student, talked to the students about her job at the Animal Clinic and answered questions related to animals and how to be safe around animals that are not your own.
Zeth and Dontavious from Mrs. Coats and Mrs. Bigger’s class enjoyed trying on the heavy equipment that firemen have to carry when doing their job.
Ashlee VanNess and Melissa Almager, mothers of LABC students, from Amercian State Bank introduce students to money and talk to them about the importance of saving for their future. The bank then gave each child a pencil and bank activity booklet to take home.
Miranda Barrera, mother of two LABC students, from Community Health Clinic of Lubbock-Dental, talked to students about her job as a dental hygienist and how to take care of their teeth.
Kyle Dunlap, father of a LABC student, shows students in Mrs. Jeffcoat and Mrs. Gavina’s classes the safety gear he uses when welding. The students enjoyed looking at the sun through his special helmet and it not hurting their eyes!
Greg McKay, P.A., father of a LABC student, demonstrated to Mrs. Boles, Mrs. Kent and Mrs. Read’s classes how to examine a patient’s ears, throat, pulse and take blood pressure. He had two high school helpers and they handed out band-aid packs to each child.
Cody Potter, father of a LABC student, and his fellow co-workers from Xcel Energy talked to the students about their jobs as linemen and how to be safe around electric lines.