A Community and Its Helpers. Resource Unit By: Mindy Shardo, Lauren Metzger, Samantha Fleming, & Kate Janning ED 417-01. Introduction-General Theme.
Resource Unit By:
Mindy Shardo, Lauren Metzger, Samantha Fleming, & Kate Janning
Teacher will lead discussion asking the children who makes up their community, and what those people do. The teacher will make a list of these people and their jobs while students do the same at their desks. If not all occupations are named by the students, teacher may give the students hints in figuring out all occupations included in the word search.
After all occupations have been named, students will complete word search of occupations and helpers .
Objective: Students will describe tools used by community helpers and make a class book.
Find a community helper (fireman, police officer, postal worker, etc) who is willing to come to your classroom to speak. Parents may be helpful in contacting these workers. Speaker will talk to students about his/her occupation and bring in tools they use at their job to show the students.
After speaker has left, students will write a thank you note to the speaker, including something new they learned during the presentation or something they especially liked. Students will mail these letters personally during another activity.
Materials: Bus (if needed), thank you letters, permission slips, medical forms for travelling with students
A ______ puts out fires.
a. fireman b. policeman c. doctor
A _____ collects the trash.
a. teacher b. cook c. trash collector
The ______ makes meals at a restaurant.
a. policeman b. chef c. doctor
A ____ comes to your house to fix the toilet.
a. baker b. electrician c. plumber
A _______ works on the highway to make it smooth.
a. Librarian b. construction worker
c. Postal worker
True/False A dentist takes care of animals.
True/False A school teacher teaches students.
Write three sentences about what a postal worker does.
Write three sentences about what a policeman does.