Patterning and Community Helpers

This is the time of the year to study community workers. October is Fire Prevention Month so it makes it especially fun to study and focus on firefighters. However, it is a great time to study about many people who are “helpers” in our community. Here are is an idea of what you can do for your community unit.What a fun way to integrate math and social studies! One of the teachers in our early childhood center made this cute center activity that is a hit with all the kids.

She dressed her kids in community helpers costumes and then took their pictures.  She laminated the pictures and cut them out.

At the pocket chart center the children are suppose to make patterns with the community helpers pictures of each other. (fireman, fireman, vet, fireman, fireman, vet)

I grabbed these pictures real quick (before center time) so I could remember the activity, so the kids have not made patterns with the pictures yet.  I can’t wait to try this!

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