Friday, June 6, 2014

Career Day at TALES!

Today, our school had career day! Career day is an awesome way for our students to see that grown ups have all different kinds of jobs and what different jobs entail! Thank you to all the professionals that came out and donated their time to sharing their wisdom, sharing some props from work and speaking with our students! Special thanks to L.O's parents and my friends Tina and Kevin!

Dr. Sandner, an ER doctor (also Ms. Sandner's brother!)
Dr. Sandner works as an ER doctor at North Shore hospital. He spoke to the class about what he does at the hospital and even showed the class some of the tools he uses such as the stethoscope and otoscope.

My childhood friend of over 15 years, Tina came to the class as well. She currently works at Mount Sinai as a lab technician.
Tina showed photos of her working on the microscope
She also works with lab rats!
She spoke to the class about working in a lab, using tools like liquid nitrogen and microscopes and test tubes and even lab rats!

L.O's parents both came to talk to our class! L.O's dad works as a dentist. He spoke to the kids about what he does at his office and the importance of brushing our teeth and getting regular dentist visits. He also showed the kids some of his dentist tools and items he uses to stay germ-free as a dentist!
L.O's dad talks to the class about being a dentist
K.Z looks at the face mask
L.O's mom works as an ophthalmologist! Her office, Nu Eyes is really close to our school! She spoke to the kids about what an eye doctor does and talked about how to tell if you need to see an eye doctor. We even learned the difference between different types of eyeglasses. She also brought a model of an eye for the class to see!

Next, one of Ms. Liang's friends Randy, a nurse came to visit! He spoke to the class about what nurses do.
My friend, Kevin, a real estate manager brought lots of fun tools for the class to look at. He also showed students before and after photos of how he renovated apartments. The kids got to look at light switches, tiles, an infrared camera and a snake camera. 

S.C looks at a light switch
Looking at the snake camera

L.O looks at the infrared camera
It was a great experience for all!