Exploring child-related careersDickinson High School students enrolled in Pam Moormann’s child-related careers class have transformed a classroom into a preschool.
By: Linda Sailer, The Dickinson Press
Dickinson High School students enrolled in Pam Moormann’s child-related careers class have transformed a classroom into a preschool.
The classroom is filled with miniature tables and chairs, learning centers and plenty of books and craft materials.
“It’s a class for students to explore a variety of careers that revolve around children,” Moormann said.
Seventeen children ages 3 to 5 are enrolled. With social skills as the focus, the student-teachers have created a curriculum involving storytime, art, music, movement, science and math. Each day concludes with a healthy snack.
The DHS students have also observed children at a day care, led storytime at the Dickinson Area Public Library, visited a business and learned about licensing day cares from social workers.
“I want to learn more about kids,” Shalesa Wariner said. “As a career, I plan to do something with them.”
“I’d like to open my own day care some day,” Kaila Sanders added.
Several DHS students took the class just to learn more about children.
“You learn to handle different students, like when a child was crying — how to handle it,” Taylor Cooper said.
“I took the class because I like to spend time with kids,” Alex Simonieg added. “All the kids have different personalities.”
The preschool, which started Nov. 15, concludes Jan. 6.