|Community Helper Books I read to my class the first week of school....|
I modeled how to start a puppet show with the class. Our class story had a baker that had a fire start in his bakery and called the fire department and had firemen come put out the fire. Then the baker gave some cupcakes to the firemen and they became friends after that. (gotta have a happy ending people!)
Here we are doing a match game using community helpers and what they do for us. The kids had to match up the occupations with a riddle of what they do. We did it in small cooperative groups of 3 or 4. Here are my little police people matching up their cards. (some of the boys were too "cool" to wear their hats home.) Isn't that so funny? Gotta be macho in Grade 2! tee hee.....)
HERE are a few songs I thought were fun. I played my autoharp and we sang to a few familiar tunes. I had the kids do a few fun activities like a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting Urban communities with Rural communities.
|Here at First Palette.com was a lot of free printables of community helper people to use as puppets. We put heads on bodies out of paper and glued them to tiny popsicle sticks.|
HERE at only passionate curiosity are some cute visuals you could put up in a pocket chart. Another cute one that is free and downloadable is HERE at k-3 teacher resources.
|Lots of great illustrations happened here.....yup!|
HERE are a few songs I thought were fun. I played my autoharp and we sang to a few familiar tunes. Then I read them a few stories on people that help out in our communities. We are a mixture of urban and rural where we live. And a mixture of both where houses are outside of a city is called Suburban.
|Bulletin Board of our Community Helpers and our Puppet Show Stories....|
We also did a fun activity using URBAN, SUBURBAN, and RURAL. We did a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast both. The kids did it on whiteboards while I did the one on the doc camera.
|Kids did a venn similar to this one....|
|Each bag had the caption "URBAN" or "RURAL or "SUBURBAN" and kids had to come up and place picture in the right bag. The class all helped.|
|Community Helpers Puppet Shows|
HERE made by Michelle Prinzo. It would be great to put these words in the pocket chart to help the kids learn the vocabulary of different types of community helpers.
|Our finished puppet shows and puppets were awesome.|