Community Helpers on Parade

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What do community helpers do? Teach young elementary learners about the duties of firefighters, police officers, paramedics, nurses, teachers, and other community helpers with a fun discussion and helper parade.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring in (or have students make) community helper costumes for the final parade
  • Invite parents who have community jobs, or helpers in the community, to come in and talk to the class about what they do
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires the teacher to locate or create cards that feature images of community helpers performing their jobs
Pros

  • Provides options to scaffold and differentiate the lesson for advanced students, struggling readers, and English learners
  • Blends creative play and social studies curriculum
Cons

  • None