Monday, September 5, 2016


Hi everyone. We have had a wonderful week in K. We learned about community helpers this week. I am currently working on a community helper unit for TpT. It should be coming out soon. Because we could literally do community helpers for a month solid, we didn't do everything. Instead, we focused on some of the main community helpers in our local area. We live in a small town (although it is getting bigger by the day) and I tried to teach the helpers my students come into contact with most often. We are currently building a new elementary school, which we are WAY excited about, and got to watch some builders in action this week. It was very exciting.

 We visited the builders and saw them using their tools. Then we came back and made our own tool box.

 We learned about bakers and chefs. Our chef's hat was made from a band of white poster board and white butcher paper, folded over and stapled around the band. The cookies are made of paper. Aren't they cute?

 We learned about the job of a grocer. Several of my students have parents that work at the local supermarket, so this was very exciting for them. Our activity for the grocer was extra fun, as well. I found this great fruits and veggies coloring page.
I colored one sheet, cut them apart, and taped them around the room. The kids had their sheets on clipboards (because they LOVE clipboards) and went around the room trying to find their fruits and veggies. When they found one, they colored it the color it was in the picture. We talked about how grocers have to make sure they have enough of everything to keep the customer happy. If there was not a lot of healthy choices, people might not shop there. The kids did this for about 20 minutes and had the BEST time. It was great.  

 We learned about maps and how we can see a whole town by looking at a map. Students made their own maps on a large piece of drawing paper. 

 Our fun food this week was, you guessed it, a big yellow bus. Our shape was rectangle, our color word was yellow, and we were learning about our community. Perfect fun food! The bus is a graham cracker with yellow icing. The wheels are Lifesaver Gummies and the windows are Cinnamon Cereal. Yum!

The culminating activity for Community was very exciting. Each student in my class chose a hat at random with one of the community helpers we learned about. They colored it and cut it out. I stapled it together. Then we met with the other Kindergarten classes, who had different jobs than us, and we told each other about our jobs. It was great for listening and speaking. And the whole conversation took 5 minutes! Success!

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