Monday, November 05, 2012

Theme of the Month: Helpers

We decided our next theme should be helpers, focused a lot on community helpers.  We're going to explore different helping occupations and also learn about fire safety.  The fire truck came to Cadie's preschool  week before last so we've got a jump start on that.

Cadence has been interested lately in how we can help others, so we're going to be helpers too!  I hope we can take some cookies to the fire station and some food to one of the local food pantries.

Books: When the Library Lights Go Out by McDonald (there's a teaching guide for this book here), Postal Workers Deliver our Mail by Greene, Trashy Town by Zimmerman, Community Helpers from A to Z by Kalman, and At the Fire Station (can't find a link for this one)

Bible Thought: "Help One Another." Galatians 5:13

Songs: The Wheels on the Firetruck (same as the bus, except sing about the siren, ladder, seat belts and hoses) and I'm a Firefighter 

Pretend Play: Duplo Fire Station set, Librarian (Cadence selects/recommends books and conducts storytime when we play this)

Extras: Fire Safety Tot Pack from Royal Baloo, watch Barney: Let's Go to the Firehouse

Linking up to:  I Can Teach My Child Show and Share Saturday Link-up


Anonymous said...

And she is a great helper!
Love, mom

Anonymous said...

That is the prettiest fireman I have ever seen. And what a wonderful way to learn to "give".
"Help One Another" - great verse.