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Community Helpers. Kristina Stieger ED 417-02 Fall 2007. Unit: Community Helpers Grade: 1 st Lesson: To help students learn about the different members of their community and what roles they play. Objectives. Students will learn about different members of the community

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community helpers

Community Helpers

Kristina Stieger

ED 417-02

Fall 2007

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Unit: Community Helpers
  • Grade: 1st
  • Lesson: To help students learn about the different members of their community and what roles they play
objectives
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
possible community helpers
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:
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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:
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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:
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Mail Carrier

Collects the mail

Sorts the mail

Delivers the mail

Baker

Makes bread, cookies, cakes, and other desserts

Possible Community Helpers:
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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:
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Veterinarian

Helps keep our pets healthy

Nurse

Helps you feel better when you’re sick

Possible Community Helpers:
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Serviceman/woman

Fights for freedom

Teacher

Helps you learn!

Possible Community Helpers:
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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:
trip to the fire station
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
materials
Materials:
  • Permission Slips
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Parent Volunteer(s) to help supervise
  • “Fire Truck Snack” Ingredients:
    • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/edible/firetruck/
trip to the police station
Take a trip to the local police station

Materials

Permission Slips

Parent Volunteer(s) to help supervise

Transportation

Trip to the Police Station
trip to local library
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
principal interview
Have the Principal come in for a student led “interview”

Materials:

Student generated questions

Schedule the interview with the principal

Principal Interview
visit from the bus driver
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
visit from a baker
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
visit from serviceman woman
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
book connections
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
websites
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