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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Community Helpers

Community Helpers
“Community helpers” is such a fun unit to do with the preschoolers. I love trying to really focus on teamwork as an essential element in a community. We talked about our classroom jobs and how the classroom runs best when we all work together to do the best at our job each week. We learned about the many, many jobs that we find in our community; everything from firefighters to librarians. It was a fun way to see the ambitiousness and goals of the kids. We has a lot of “when I grow up” conversations. These conversations with the kids are always a riot to overhear during free play periods. Pretend phone calls such as “Hello Dr. I just wanted to let you know we’re running a little bit late but we should be there soon.” (I love how kids view adulthood, too funny)

Of course we had a new song for the week too! (to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
In my community you will find
Helpers of most every kind
Firefighters, Teachers too
Police officers and Vets at the Zoo
In my community you will find
Helpers of most every kind.

We also took some time to make some community helpers crafts! Check them out!

With a tool belt, Doctor’s Bag, and a Police badge I am fairly certain we could do anything!

Thanks for stopping by,
Mrs. Winter J

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