Community Helpers. By: Laura Meyer and Jen Hensley. Designed for: Grade Level Pre K- to Kindergarten . Community Helpers. Objective: For children to gain an appreciation for community helpers around their community . Monday Learning Activities. Materials for Monday.
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By: Laura Meyer and Jen Hensley
Songs of the day:
I'm a Firefighter (Tune: "I'm a little teapot") I'm a firefighter
Dressed in red,With my fire hatOn my head.I can drive the fire truck,Fight fires, too,And help to make thingsSafe for you.
Books of the day:
by Gail Gibbons
Ladder CountingTake some masking tape and tape a ladder form to the floor, with each "step" about 1' apart. Put the numbers 1-10 on index cards with a magic marker and tape them in the upper left hand corner of the rung/step. Use flash cards to have the student draw (or hand them any number). They then have to jump "up the ladder" a step at a time, counting as they go, until they reach the number on their card. Students who are observing can help with counting to reinforce their numbers.
I'm a Nurse Dressed in White (Tune: "Little White Duck") I'm a nurse dressed in white,And I feel just swell.When you are sick,I help to make you well.I give you shots,And if you're afraid,I fix you up with a big Band-Aid.I'm a nurse dressed in white,And I feel just swell.Now you're well!Introduction to Nurses
Book of the day:
The School Nurse from the Black Lagoon
By Mike Thaler
I'm a Police Officer
(Tune: "I'm a little Teapot")
I'm a police officerWith my star,I help peopleNear and far.If you have a problem,Call on me,And I will be thereOne, two, three!
I’m Going to be a Police Officer
By: Edith Kunardt
Have a Police Officer come and visit your room. Officer can talk about safety, and what his job entails. Have students write a pledge on how to keep their community safe.
No Mail for Mitchell by Catherine Siracusa
Mail Carrier Song (Tune: "My Bonnie lies over the ocean")
I get to sort the mail,Then carry it to your home.The mail comes from all over,Like New York, Paris, and Rome.Mail, mail, mail, mail,I love to deliver the mail, mail, mail.Mail, Mail, Mail, Mail,I love to deliver the mail.
No Mail for Mitchell
By: Cather Siracusa
Make a big mailbox with a flag. Make a mailbag from a brown grocery sack. Let the children write letters using special paper and envelopes with stamps. Have the dramatic play center set up as a post office complete with paper, envelopes, stamps,and rubber date stamps for children to use. Write a letter as a class,and mail it back to you, let children see how the mail actually comes. Remember to use the term mail carrier rather than mail man or postman.
I give shots, I set legs,And sometimes I operate.I take care of the animals,'Cause I think they are just great.
Bring your dogs, bring you cats,Bring your hamsters one by one.I take care of the animals,I'm a veterinarian.
By: Charnan Simon
Dress up in white lab coats, and surgery scrubs and examine stuffed animals at the pet hospital. Use the sink for bathing, a child size table for examining, the child size stove became the C.A.T. scan or X-Ray machine. Have a waiting room with 3 chairs and a basket with Ranger Rick magazines to read. Add some gauze and real bandages to a Children's Fisher price Doctor Kit. Have a "Doctor is In" sign and a "No Smoking" sign.