November is National Career Development Month, so there’s no better time than November (and December) to use the book, How Santa Got His Job to teach little ones about exploring their career interests! I like this book because I can point out that Santa had several jobs before he found his “Just Right Job.” I like to make this point because research says we will have multiple jobs in our lifetime.
Next, I help the kids think of careers that go with different interests. I tell them, “Santa had some elves that decided they would rather have another career besides making toys. Let’s see if you can guess what their career “s-ELF-fie” looks like!”
On the Power Point I have an Elf and once the students matches the career to their interests, the Career “s-Elf-ie” appears.