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Make a prop box for early finishers to take on the roles of the careers you're learning about. (This one is a vet prop box as you can see.)
I had the kids think about what they wanted to go to college to study to be when they grew up... I pre cut the face the graduation cap, some hair strands for the girls and hair for the boys, and some yarn for the tassel... Prior to giving my students any of the materials I had them write one paragraph about why they wanted to be what they chose. After edited and approved I have them each the materials and it was their job to put it together and draw their face on it! It turned out great!