Governor's Institute for Career Education and Work
Room Attendant for a Day


Governor’s Institute for Career Education and Work Activity

by R. Gregory Notestine and Lori Casanova


Room Attendant for a Day

Standards Addressed
  • 13.2.5 G Explain and prepare samples of work generated through various techniques.
  • 13.1.5 B Identify occupations that are non-traditional by gender.
  • 13.1.5 C Identify career-training programs.
  • 13.1.5 D Identify the elements of employment opportunities within the community.
  • 13.2.5 B Explain and demonstrate basic technical tasks using appropriate tools.
  • 13.2.5 D Explain how health and safety practices relate to employment.
  • ST 3.7 A, B, C, D, E
  • HSPE 10.4 A, B
  • HSPE 10.5 A, B, C, D
Brief Overview Students will be able to explain and prepare samples of various tasks completed within the hospitality industry.
Grade Level 5th or 6th
Content Area(s) Tech Ed., Reading, Math
Other standards supported ASCA, PSCA, NCDG, EI-AHLA
Prep Time 60 minutes
Implementation Time 45 minutes
Learning Objectives Students will identify those work samples associated with the occupation of Room Attendant, and the motor skills required to complete those job tasks.
Materials Needed Bed, bed linens, vacuum, sponges, cleanser, rubber gloves, sink
Detailed Activity Steps
  1. Students recall the activity used for Standard 13.2.3 G.
  2. An industry representative demonstrates the correct manner to perform the Room Attendant Skills, i.e., bed making, vacuuming, sink cleaning.
  3. Students practice each of the Room Attendant Skills.
  4. Students perform the tasks in pairs.
  5. Time students as they perform the Room Attendant tasks and record those times.
  6. Students discuss appropriate task performance.
  7. Students monitor their completion of these tasks at home, using a self-monitoring checklist/graph, for a week.
  8. At conclusion, students discuss their experiences both during the activity and at home, working individually and in pairs/teams.
Theory basis Super Theory, Brown’s Values-Based Holistic Model
Evaluation/Assessment Self-Monitoring Checklist/Graph.
  1. Make arrangements with an industry representative, i.e. Room Attendant.
  2. Make arrangements with furniture company and/or nurse’s office for a twin bed and bed linens.
  3. Make arrangements with custodial personnel for rubber gloves, sponges, and cleanser.
Enhancement Activities
  • Read Cool Careers for Girls in Travel and Hospitality.
  • Read Sami and the time of troubles.
  • Use the above activity for related careers in regards to activity for 13.2.3 G.
Adaptation for at risk kids N/A

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