For the past few weeks we have been learning about our community and the different people that are in it. We’ve also been learning about how other communities are different from each other, and about the different jobs in our neighborhood and throughout the world.
We started off the unit discovering our neighborhood and the important places in it. We then made our own individual map of Shaktoolik as well as a whole class map of our neighborhood. We took colored pictures of places in our neighborhood and labelled the map with markers.
Later on in our unit we started learning about people and helpers in our neighborhood. Many of our Guided reading books taught us of the different people who helped us, we watched a few people in our neighborhood songs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2bbnlZwlGQ), and designed our own neighborhood in the building block center.