Tuesday, February 24, 2009

What do you want to be when you grow up?

My little girl’s class is finishing up a unit on community helpers. From what she has told me and what I have seen come home in her backpack, the community professions have been well represented. To finish off the unit, there is a career fair this week and the students are encouraged to ‘dress up’ as what they want to be when they grow up.

So, a note came home asking for volunteers that would be willing to showcase (more or less) what they do for a living. I volunteered. Now my task is to create a booth that presents what I do in an entertaining fashion that is understandable to 5 year olds. I work in one of the financial bureaus of the Federal Executive Branch. So, at least I work with money (kind of) but other interesting facts for a kindergartener may be hard to come by.

I’ll do my best and probably stick to the more historical aspect of the system. But then again it is difficult to make a group of mostly accountants, economists, and auditors look appealing in any setting. Oh well, maybe the firemen will bring their truck.


Allison Claire said...

I am sure Alexis will be happy you are there, but you will be outdone by the firemen, especially of they bring their truck! ;)

Steven said...

Haha! No fire truck, but they did let the policeman bring his motorcycle into the gym. Almost unfair competition. :)