Community Helpers

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This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Norwood's Kindergarten Class at Lomax-Pinevale Elementary School By Allison Lowe, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher.




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What is a Community Helper?  Who are some Communtiy Helper's in your town?  Have you ever wondered who helps make your city or town a safe place for you and your family?  We are going to talk about people in your community who are called community helpers.  There are many different community helpers and each play an important role in each town and city.



policeman
Police officers are people in your community who help keep you and your family safe.  Look at this site for important information to help keep you safe during emergencies.
doctor
Where do you go when you get sick?  Who helps make you feel all better?  Doctors help keep you and your family feeling good.  They work hour after hour helping different families everyday.  Visit this site to learn more about your neighborhood doctor.
teacher
Teachers are very important in our lives. We rely on teachers to help us learn things that we need to know in our life.  Visit this site to learn more about teachers and the roles they play in the community.
fireman
Firemen play an important role in our community as well.  They risk their lives everyday to save people and their homes from fires and also put out other fires that may occur..  They also respond to wrecks and help care for people.  Visit this site for fun games.
postman
Who is in charge of getting you information to your house?  Who sorts and makes sure you get your mail?  Mail carriers have a very important role in our community.  They make sure we get our envelops and packages safely and convienently.  Visit Billy Bear's Post Office.
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Dentists help us keep our teeth clean and our smile sparkling!  You should see your dentist every six months to help maintain proper dental hygiene.  Visit this site to find out more about what dentists do.
farmer
Farmers are really important in our community.  Without farmers we would not have food to eat or milk to drink.  Farmers supply the grocery stores with our produce.

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Veterinarians help keep our animals and pets well.  Visit this site to learn more abour Veterinarians and the role they play to keep our pets healthy.

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Visit the Columbia Encyclopedia to find out more about community helpers.

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Play a game on the internet and figure out "What's My Job."  This game will help you identify different community helpers and their jobs.
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Scenario Mission

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Now that you have learned a little about different community helpers you will do a few activities to learn more about them. Today you will pick your favorite community helper and you will draw a picture of  him/her.  After you draw your picture we will visit the "What's My Job" website and you will play a game and try to identify different community helpers and their jobs and roles they play in the community.

Mission Steps

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1. Explore the different sites above and have the students choose their favorite helper.
2.  Take out your art materials and draw a picture of your favorite community helper.
3.  After you are finished drawing your picture visit the site What's My Job and play a game and try to identify the different community helpers and their jobs.
4.  Give your teacher your picture so she can put your picture on the internet for others to see.




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