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Let me just start out my saying that my kids had a phenomenal week learning about communities and community helpers. I used my Community Helper’s Unit this week, and it was an absolute blessing to have so much into one unit. My firsties were able to read (with a little help) about all the community workers at their level. They were able to record their findings in their graphic organizers. At the end of the week, they were able to produce a nice writing piece on the community helper they chose. If you would like to find out more, click on any of the pictures, or the link to this product in my store.
The mini books come with 11 pages of different community helpers. This book comes in both color and black and white. You can have your kids cut it out, or you can just leave it as is. When I am pressed for time, I just send mine home and I tell my kids they can put it together with their parents or guardian.
Now, for the fun part: My kids were able to choose the community helper they are interested in. They cut the separate parts and glued them on to colored paper. We avoided construction paper because it was not as sticky as the multicolored paper. I chose bright colors to use, and I am so glad I did because it made my bulletin boards look great! All the community workers available are in the description. Here are a few!
Here is a fabulous center for you to just print, laminate, and cut! Students have to match the community building to the community helper.
And finally, our beautiful bulletin board display. This activity really made our week. My kids are so proud to see their writing craftivity hanging on the wall.
To generate thoughts, I have put together a few graphic organizers that hit several skills. My students were able to compare and contrast, identify the 5w’s of a community helper, write instructions on how to be a community helper, and use verbs to describe a community helper. Be sure to grab these free graphic organizers in my store by clicking the link or the picture!