Community Helpers: Their Roles and Tools

  • Kindergarten
  • Social Studies
  • 60 minutes
  • 5.0 based on 1 rating
October 1, 2015
by Rekha Mundkur

An interesting lesson about our very special community helpers. Teach your students how important each job is for our safety and health. Encourage them to think about what they would like to be when they grow up.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to learn about different community helpers that work to provide service to others.

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Lesson

Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Ask your students what they know about community helpers.
  • Tell them about community helpers who provide services to help others in their community.
  • Play the Community Helpers Quiz game as a class.
  • Ask students what job they would like to do when they grow up. Write their responses down on the board.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • List down the different jobs done by community helpers.
  • Ask your students to name some jobs.
  • Next to the community helper, write down the service they provide, like how a firefighter helps put out big fires and saves lives.
  • Discuss what tools they might use for their jobs.
  • Show them the worksheet about matching tools to the community helper.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Give each student a copy of the Community Helpers Matching Time worksheet and ask them to look carefully at the picture of the community helper and the tools.
  • Show them how to match one and see if they can say out loud what tools the community helpers would use for their jobs.
  • Ask them to draw lines to match the tools to the community helpers.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Allow the students ample time to complete the worksheet on their own.
  • Provide assistance when needed.
  • After they complete the worksheet, ask different students to volunteer to read out their answers.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: The advanced students can write down the words on the worksheet. They can try to read them, too.
  • Support: Your students can try to match the helper to their tools. Identifying the tools and helpers from the pictures will be useful too.

Related Books and/or Media

  • BOOK: Helpers in My Community by Bobbi Kalman

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Observe as they are answering your questions about identifying the community helpers and their jobs.
  • As the students work independently, observe to see if they are able to do the worksheet correctly and without frustration.
  • Check the completed worksheets to see if the students have done it right.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Gather the students together after the worksheet is completed.
  • Look at pictures of community helpers and their tools.
  • Review the list of jobs your students had shown an interest in.

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