13 July 2009

Community Helpers Theme Unit

This unit is a perfect example of stretching yourself and diving into a topic that wouldn't be your first choice. I must admit I wasn't very excited about this unit, but it turned out to be a lot of fun!

Books:
A Day in the Life of a Librarian

A Day in the Life of a Garbage Collector

A Day in the Life of a Doctor

A Day in the Life of a Nurse

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

Firefighters to the Rescue!

There are lots of interconnections in the activities we did in this theme so I won't attempt to group them up into subjects.

  • Interview a community helper.

  • Sort the tools of community helpers into categories.

  • Make model or map of a community.

    (The buildings were made using a large square punch and then glued together and decorated.


  • Make a list of community helpers.

  • Draw a web of the interconnections between community helpers (how they help each other).

  • Lots of field trip opportunities! We talked to the librarian and attended a fire station open house. We also visited our nurse friend at the hospital where she works. She gave the girls some real doctor gear!
Bible:
Match the Bible character to his job. (Adam-animal caretaker, Cain-farmer, Aaron-priest, David-king, shepherd and musician, Jesus-carpenter, Simon Peter-fisherman, Zaccheus-tax collector, Luke-doctor) That's a good start. There are plenty more to add!
Memorize Colossians 3:23.

See the other theme units we covered this year for kindergarten here.

1 comment:

  1. Those are such cute ideas! Love the li'l scrubs.

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