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Community Service Ideas - At the school I teach at our thrid graders did two differnt projects that I loved.
One was to collect supplies for our local Humane Society. This included, food, toys and leashes etc.
The other was to collect old suitcase for foster children. Apparenlty these children are taken from their home and all their...source
occupations - The only thing I can think of is to have guests visit your school from various occupations to discuss what they do and what they had to do to get to that position. After the occupation study (reading books about different occupations, watching videos etc) Ask students to...source
A Web of Workers - Students learn about the interdependence of workers by making a web source
Australia Flag - A reproducible Australian flag to print and color source
Community Club - Online photo-stories with audio files teach students about three community helpers - a vet, a police officer, and a mayor. Printable badges for your entire class, and lesson ideas are also provided source
Community Helpers - The purpose of this lesson is to help children realize that it takes many varied jobs for a city or town to work as a community. source
Community Helpers - Printable activity pages teach students about foresters and police officers source
Construction Workers - A printable coloring page depicting both male and female construction workers source
Fire Gear - A printable worksheet that asks students to circle things that a firefighter uses source
Fire Safety - An instructional unit with songs, activity ideas, and safety tips source
Five Little Firefighters - A finger play about these community helpers source
Police Coloring Pages - Printable coloring pages of these community helpers source
Tools of the Trade - Students create, then play a memory game that teaches about community jobs and the tools that go with them source
Virtual Fire Department - Virtual tours, basic first aid, and lesson plans about firefighters and fire saftey source
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