My seven year old son was given a ticket today by a cop shorter than he is. Being Joey, he refused the ticket, then resisted arrest. Once caught he was taken to court. The judge demanded he get a job. At that, Joey cheered and ran straight to the Police Station for training. My niece on the other hand walked off her job as a surgeon and didn’t want to work.
Joey worked. He was employed as a police officer (several times), a baker, a pizza maker, an archeologist, and even as a male model. He earned more than $300 in one day and spent it well playing games and riding rides. Zoe wanted to shop and have her nails done, but was broke. She finally understood the only way to have fun was to get a job. She found a job as a model, but found out nursing paid more. Boys and girls, there’s more money in sciences! The kids had to work and learn job skills before they could play. As of right now, his favorite job is the police officer. He was disappointed though because there was no station to teach him how to be Monk. They had to open a bank account and they got a debit card with pin.
Thanks to Karen of the South Florida DEN I got to meet some wonderful potential new DEN members and even got to catch up with Lee Kolbert at a great event in Wanna Do City. Karen shared with us ideas on how to use unitedstreaming to meet Florida standards in careers in any subject you teach. The park that it was held at was so refreshingly different from the other amusement parks too.
To continue this experience, Joey and I are going to check out Cosmeo and unitedstreaming for videos on careers. Joey wants to do a show and tell project for his teacher on the place. He even saved a "wonga buck" to show the classmates. We’ll share this project when we’re finished.