This week we are learning about what a community is and the important people that help us in our community. We started out by reading a story called Everybody Works and played a game on the whiteboard where students picked community helpers that could help solve an everyday problem. Then students matched the top of a specific community helper to their uniform.
Today we talked about teachers, a very familiar community helper, and their roles within the community. Then we practiced proper sentence structure for our word work, and adding details to a picture. Students learned how to add the important details that tell the reader that the picture shows a teacher. For example they drew students, number wall, bookshelf, whiteboard, and carpet.
It has been a long week for me as I have been pretty sick for part of it. However during the time I was in school we learned about election day, the voting process, and what majority and minority means. We voted on our favorite holiday, and graphed the results.
Then in preparation for veterans day we read the story Hero Dad and graphed about what soldiers are, can do, and have. During our art time we made construction paper soldiers.
The whole week we had several veterans day related centers. Students read and completed emergent reader books using number words, colored soldier pages based on numbers 6-9, ordering numbers 1-10, and count the room using ten frames. The veterans day centers come from Cara Carroll.