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  1. Community Helpers Kristina Stieger ED 417-02 Fall 2007

  2. Unit: Community Helpers • Grade: 1st • Lesson: To help students learn about the different members of their community and what roles they play

  3. Objectives • Students will learn about different members of the community • Students will learn what different members of our community do to help us • Students will learn what different members of our community do to help our community function

  4. Park District Employee Provides activities at the local parks Keeps are parks clean Educational programming City Worker Snow plow driver Leaf picker upper Fixes our streets Maintains traffic lights Keeps our city beautiful Possible Community Helpers:

  5. Librarian: Educational programming Helps students find books Keeps the library in order Principal Runs the school Plans school events Works with parents Works with the community Works with teachers Works with students Possible Community Helpers:

  6. Police Officer Keeps us safe Fights Crime Teaches crime prevention Fire Fighter Fights fires Teaches fire prevention Performs first aid Responds to accidents Possible Community Helpers:

  7. Mail Carrier Collects the mail Sorts the mail Delivers the mail Baker Makes bread, cookies, cakes, and other desserts Possible Community Helpers:

  8. Doctor Helps you feel better when you’re sick Dentist Helps keep your teeth clean Teaches us how to keep our teeth healthy and clean Possible Community Helpers:

  9. Veterinarian Helps keep our pets healthy Nurse Helps you feel better when you’re sick Possible Community Helpers:

  10. Serviceman/woman Fights for freedom Teacher Helps you learn! Possible Community Helpers:

  11. Bus Driver Helps you get to school Helps you get home Paramedics Drives an ambulance Comes to you when you are hurt Takes you to the hospital Possible Community Helpers:

  12. Student Activities

  13. Take a field trip to the local fire station If possible, make this a walking field trip Make “Fire Truck Snacks” as a thank you Trip to the Fire Station

  14. Materials: • Permission Slips • Weather appropriate attire • Parent Volunteer(s) to help supervise • “Fire Truck Snack” Ingredients: • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/edible/firetruck/

  15. Take a trip to the local police station Materials Permission Slips Parent Volunteer(s) to help supervise Transportation Trip to the Police Station

  16. Take a trip to the local library. Have the Librarian talk about their job Show the students around the library Materials: Permission Slips Parent Volunteer(s) to help supervise Transportation Trip to Local Library

  17. Have the Principal come in for a student led “interview” Materials: Student generated questions Schedule the interview with the principal Principal Interview

  18. Invite a school bus driver to come to the school and talk with the students Discuss bus safety Practice a bus evacuation Show the students around the bus (i.e.: the area around the driver seat) Visit from the Bus Driver

  19. Have a local baker come in a speak with the class Make cookies together Materials: Schedule a visit Cookie supplies Student generated questions Visit from a Baker

  20. Invite several servicemen/women from different branches to come in and speak with the class. Try to find relatives of your students Materials: Schedule a visit Student generated questions Visit from Serviceman/woman

  21. Book Connections: • Police Officer: • Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathmann • A Day in the Life of a Police Officer, by Heather Adamson • Librarian: • A Day in the Life of a Librarian , by Judy Monroe • Community helpers from A to Z, by Bobbie Kalman • Crafts for Kids Who Are Learning About Community Workers, By Kathy Ross • Everyone Makes a Difference : a Story About Community, by Cindy Leaney

  22. Websites • Scholastic Community Club • http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/ • People, Occupations, and Community at Enchanted Learning • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/communityhelpers.shtml • Our Community Helpers • http://comsewogue.k12.ny.us/~rstewart/k2001/Themes/community/helpers.htm • HUD Kids Next Door • http://www.hud.gov/kids/people.html • Teachnology, the Online Teacher Resource • http://teachers.teach-nology.com/themes/social/comm/ • Ben’s Guide to the US Government for Kids, Your Neighborhood • http://bensguide.gpo.gov/k-2/neighborhood/index.html