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TITLE: COMMUNITY HELPERS
AUTHOR: Shirley Sutton, Parkside Elementary, Powell, Wyoming
GRADE LEVEL: K-2
Many children see Community Helpers only as those people who wear uniforms or
have jobs that we see or hear about on television. The children often do not realize
there are many other workers who contribute to a successful community.
The purpose of this lesson is to help the children realize that it takes many, varied
jobs for a city or town to work as a community.
OBJECTIVES As a result of this activity, students will:
1. As a group, list many, varied, and unusual jobs that people might have.
2. Identify the purpose of the work done by their parents either in the home or
outside of the home.
3. Become aware of and appreciate many different jobs that make a successful
4. Involve parents in a school learning activity.
Teachers Materials: A note home (explaining the project and asking for parental
help,) chart paper, marker, adult helpers to write stories.
Student Materials: Paper, pencil, crayons.
ACTIVITIES AND PROCEDURES
1. Make a list together as a class of the many jobs people might have.
2. Bring in a “tool of the trade” of one or both of their parents. The child should be
able to explain the tool as a part of their parents work. (Examples: wrench,
computer paper, measuring spoon, pampers.)
3. Parents may come in to demonstrate their “tool of the trade.”
4. The children will draw and write (or dictate) a story about a person using their
5. The children will draw and tell about what they might like to do when they grow
TYING IT ALL TOGETHER
1. Display all the Community Helpers and the new “tools.”
2. Have the children add to the list of the many, varied, and unusual jobs that
3. Share their stories with their classmates and families.
4. Take field trips to appreciate the jobs performed by the various helpers.