Special Neighbors

     This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Amy Lott's Kindergarten Class at North Brooks Elementary by Leslie Wells, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.

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The world would be unsafe if we did not have some speical people around to help us out.  Ever wonder what it would be like to be sick and not have a doctor to go see or have a tooth ache and have no one around to pull it out?  Could you imagine if your house was on fire and there was no one to call to come put it out?  These are only a few of the speical people that live in our community and take care of us daily.
Here are some websites to go to that will help you learn about these speical people who live right next door.




Firefighter
Do you know what to do if your house is on fire?  Do you know what a Fireman does?  This website will tell you everthing that you need to know about fireman and fires.

doctor Ever wonder what a Doctor's job is?  Interested in all kinds of  health issues.  Want to play  games to learn more interesting facts?  Then this website is just for you.

vet
Do you know how old Parrots can live to be?  Have you ever wondered how long it takes to be a Vet?  All this information plus more is waiting for you!

dentist
What are all the tools used for at your Dentist office?  The animals at Crest will show you exactly what things are there for.  All the things you will see in a dentist's office as well as play fun games with you.
smokey
Need to know what to do in case of a fire?  Want to know what to do to help prevent a fire?  Visit the vault of Smokey the bear and find out how to prevent forest fires.
police
Do you know what to do if you are ever in trouble?  Want to know how to prevent problems from happening to you?  Find out how from a policeman's pet dog, McGruff.
farmer
Do you know anyone who is a farmer?  How about an 11 year old Farmer?  Well come on in and get to know this 11 year old chicken farmer.

postman
Interested in postcards or stamps?  Want to be a Postman yourself?  Well all you need to know lies inside.

monster
Have a question?  Want to know what a community helper does?  What to know what anything is?  There is a monster on the other side who will be glad to show you.
helpers
Think you know what all community helpers do?  Try your luck at this game to see exactly how much you really know.


Meet your Neighbors

  You are new in your neighborhood and you want to meet all of your new neighbors.  You have decided to plan a cookout at your house to meet them.  Once they arrive you realize that they are all community helpers.

  You meet them all and eat lunch with them.  While eating you ask them some question about what is special about their job.  You ask the fireman how many fires he has put out and you ask the doctor how many people he sees daily.

   After all the people leave you decide to write a letter and draw a picture to your friends where you use to live so they can see your new neighbors too.

       The TopicQuest Page has some links you might want to stop at before you write your letter so you can tell your friends more. The new Neighbor website tells about community helpers and what they do for a living.

Have a GREAT cookout!

Mission Steps

1. Explore with your teacher your new Neighbors for information to write a letter and draw a picture of what your neighbors do.

2. Write or describe to your teacher 2 community helprs and compare their jobs to others.

3. Add the drawings of the 2 community helpers to your letter.

4. Give your letter and drawings to your teacher to scan and publish on the Internet

Lesson plan


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