COMMUNITY HELPERS UNIT FOR PRESCHOOL, PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN
This resource includes thematic lessons, activities, poems, songs and centers for your little learners.
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Week 20 Plans
This is a template for lesson plans during community helper week of school. Pick and choose what ideas and resources work for your learners.
Community – Whole Group
These resources can be used during whole group instruction for a community theme. They include a poem, word cards, tracing page and table sign-in sheets.
Community Helpers Interactive Poem
Use this poem during a thematic lesson, whole group or a literacy center and have learners change the helpers and read the poem.
Community Thematic Plans
Use these plans as a guide for engaging community read alouds and activities in the classroom.
Read This is My Town and have learners work together to create a community map using butcher paper and the building images included.
Complete the Community Helper puzzles together by matching each helper to their workplace. Have learners color the helpers and glue the buildings and helpers onto the map. Learners may also add details to the map.
Read Whose Hands Are These? and have learners chose a helper from the “helping hand” visuals. Take a trip to the school library or provide books for learners to use for research. Have learners use the books provided to complete the community helper research page by drawing or writing details about their community helper. Two days is allotted for this activity.
In place of the time schedule for the Helping Hands activity visitors may be scheduled to come discuss their job with learners.
When I Grow Up
Read When I Grow Up and have learners create a helper using the face template and by using materials provided to create hats, clothing or other details. Learners may also complete the writing page included.
Community Sensory Charts
Explore their community with the five senses. Complete the charts together and have learners draw and write about their community using their senses on the interactive page.
In Our Town Predictable Chart Class Book
Use this resource to create a class book from the predictable chart created during the week.
Literacy Center | Ending Sound
Have learners match the picture to its correct ending sounds on the computer puzzles.
Literacy Center | Letter Match
Have learners match the uppercase and lowercase cards on a pocket chart..
Literacy Center | Sight Word Write the Room
Have learners find the sight words around the room and write the word on the printable provided.
Math Center | Counting
Have learners count the correct number of hammers for each construction worker.
Math Center | Create the Pattern
Have learners use the pattern cards and visuals to create a pattern..
Math Center | Shape Sort
Have learners sort the shapes on a pocket chart.
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