Activities for middle school students
Middle school is the time to begin creating a career portfolio. A career portfolio is a collection of your child's academic and work experiences, career interest assessments and personal achievements. It is a record of important academic and career information your child may need in the future. Use a file, envelope, journal, scrapbook or other storage device to create a career portfolio. Your child can use the portfolio to:
- Record and save dates, places and duties performed in volunteer work, paid jobs, internships or work-based learning (for later use on a job application or resume).
- Record classes taken in middle and high school, and grades received in those classes.
- Store information about education and training options and locations.
- Record results from interest and personality assessments.
- Store records of awards, achievements or honors.
- Record information about extracurricular activities.
Here are some more formal activities you can do with your middle school children:
Skills at Work and School
This activity shows how work and school expectations are similar. It will help your child make a connection between school and work. It focuses on how work habits and employability skills learned now will help later in life.
Things Employers Expect
This activity relates home and school responsibilities to work. It helps develop an awareness of the importance of personal responsibility and good work habits
This activity will help your child understand the importance of decision-making and practice a model for making decisions.