Our Everyday Heroes
This TopicQuest was designed for Mrs. Penar's Kindergarten Class at Hahira Elementary School
 by Nikki Joyce, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

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  Hello Kids! Welcome to my TopicQuest page about community helpers. This web page provides a lot of interesting facts about various community helpers. Do you know what a community helper is? Have you ever had a community helper visit your school? They're very helpful and critical  to our society. So get your fire trucks ready and turn your police walkie-talkie on and lets start learning!!






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Find out about various community helpers on this cool website what a community helper does.
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Doctors, nurses, and dentists make us feel better. If you're interested in learning more about  health care providers go to the Health and Human Services Page for Kids .


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Do you want to be a firefighter when you grow up? Check out this website U.S. Fire Administration's Kid's Page to learn interesting facts about the heroes that fight fires daily.
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To find out what are different types of community helpers the website  Ben's Guide (K-2): Your Neighborhood is a great resource to use!
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Do you want to be a police officer when you grow up? Well this website is perfect for you! Check out the Department of Justice for Kids and Youth Page. It's tons of cool stuff about law enforcement available.
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This online dictionary provides simple but sweet definitions about different community helpers. You can also use this handy resource for other subject areas also!


Mission Activity
We have learned about different community helpers and what their jobs consist of. Now we will be applying our knowledge of our topic to accomplish a special mission. The website What's My Job? provides an interesting interactive game where you match the job description of a specific community helper with their picture. After playing the game and getting more knowledgeable about community helpers you will then choose your favorite helper and draw a picture of them.


Mission Steps
1. Go to the website What's My Job? and play the interactive matching game.
2. After matching the pictures with the job descriptions, pick your favorite community helper and draw a picture of them.
3. Use your art supplies to color your helper.
4. Explain to your teacher why you chose that community helper, and turn the picture in so it can be placed on the Internet.






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