We have been embarking on a Community Helpers/Careers unit this month. We've been learning about many jobs and the tools used with them.
Our Science area was set up with dental equipment and we used some of the tools of the trade for art projects. Pictured above is some of our dental floss art and below is our toothbrush painting.
|Everyone loves brushing Mr. Mouth!|
|We played Spot's Spots. Each friend would roll a|
dice, then place the number of pompoms on Spot
that came up on the dice.
|Vehicle play-dough cutters are a hit!|
|Construction vehicles in sand in the sensory table|
|Lots of community helpers to play with in the|
block area made for lots of fun scenarios.
|Community Helpers Bingo found at www.prekinders.com|
made for lots of conversation about the roles of each job.
|With dramatic play set up as a post office|
there were lots of opportunities to write
friends' names and letters to them.
|I created a name card with each friend's photo|
and name on it.
|They love dropping letters into the mailbox.|
|Lots of rescues taking place at the firehouse.|
|Doctor dress-up clothes and stethoscopes got us all listening|
to each other's hearts. They'd listen first, then go for
a run, and come back for another listen.
|I put out individual notepads in the post office and|
they immediately started wanting to take their
friends' food orders. Little different than what I
intended, but it got them writing. Success!
|Pulled out the police officer uniforms and they|
began writing tickets to "lawbreakers".
|We've been blessed with so many parents willing|
to visit and share about their jobs.
We still have a few more parents scheduled to come in to share as we move into our Transportation unit and we are having a blast!