Our class post office really got the kids into the role of mail carrier. They loved sorting the mail into the mailboxes and delivering the mail to their friends. This got them interested in the jobs around their community, so we talked about community helpers and the workers in our neighborhood. We started by looking at different jobs and talking about what they do. Many of the kids were eager to share what their own parents do (sharing is such a big part of kindergarten!). With each image I showed them, I made sure to have a female and male example of that same job (example, female and male nurse, female and male teachers and so on). We also spoke about correct terminology. We don't say 'fireman,' we say 'fire fighter' because girls and boys can do any job! The kids were eager to share what they want to be when they grow up! My wonderful ECE Linda got this activity all ready for the kids. With each activity, the kids talked about what materials/tools each worker needed and why. The kids made doctor's bags, fire trucks, smiles (with marshmallow teeth) for the dentist, and Sheriff's badges.
I've had this prayer since I taught Grade One (in my practicum many years ago!) and I wanted to share it with all of you. Click the image below to get your free copy.
I've also finished my Trace Stamp Color Cut and Paste it, Community Helpers/Workers pack. Click the image below to take you to the pack.
Well, it's March (Spring) Break right now and I'm looking ahead. We usually talk about Spring after Spring break, but that probably won't happen just yet, since we are still in the middle of snow storms! I think we are all done with winter around here! Seriously, we need a change of weather! I hope your Spring break is Springy! (unlike mine!)