Third Graders go to Work

Representatives from Rogers State University Pryor recently treated a class of third grade students to a morning of creative learning complete with career exploration, a science experiment, a health demonstration and an art project.

RSU Pryor connected with students at Locust Grove Elementary School through the “Third Graders Go to Work” project, coordinated by the Pryor Area Chamber of Commerce. The project is intended to teach students what it takes to succeed in the work force.

Third grad class posing for a picture.

RSU Pryor worked with students in Mrs. Applegate’s class as they shared what careers they wanted as adults and learned what education those careers might require. They also learned about RSU degree programs and campus locations.

As part of the project, the students were invited on a tour of the RSU Pryor campus.

Daniel McGuffey with his winning Hunter Hillcat sticker design.

Daniel McGuffey with his winning Hunter the Hillcat sticker design.

Dr. Jerry Bowen, department head and assistant professor in thedepartment of biology at RSU, showed students how to perform a biology experiment.

Clem Ohman, assistant professor and EMS program coordinator at RSU, showed the third graders how to bandage an injury by wrapping students’ limbs.

During the event, students were invited to design their own Hunter Hillcat sticker. Daniel McGuffey’s design, “Peace Hunter,” was chosen to be produced as a sticker for the students to keep.

Students also learned about student workers, jobs in the medical field and what it takes to become a police officer. The class ended their campus tour ended with a pizza party before returning to Locust Grove.