The Community Helpers Literacy and Math theme has been created to assist you in meeting your common core curriculum outcomes.
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The unit consists of:
Four emergent readers (professionally illustrated) are used for shared and guided reading. Each reader focuses on specific workers as outlined below:
Workers Who Help Us – police officer, firefighter, paramedic, teacher and astronaut
Being Creative – author, dancer, artist, singer and inventor
Workers Who Use Their Hands – dentist, carpenter, mechanic, hair stylist and painter
Serving Others – baker, waiter, grocer, business person and truck driver
➢ “Draw and Print the Alphabet” in this game each player selects a picture card and prints the letter on the dotted printing sheet provided that represents the initial sound of the picture card (color and black/white). The game is over when all the picture cards have been identified.
➢ “Cruising Around the Community Identification Game” in this game player partners take a turn rolling a die and moving that many spaces on their game board. They must identify the letter that they landed on and mark this off on their game board.
➢ “Rhyming Matching Game” game. Playing partners take turns drawing a picture card and matching it beside the corresponding picture that it rhymes with.
➢ “Matching Word to Picture” game. Playing partners select a word and match it to the correct community helper picture found on their game board. This is a visual discrimination game.
➢ “Sight Word Game” in this game the focus sight words would be printed on the game board. Playing partners would take turns rolling and die and printing the focus sight word on the worksheet provided that represent the number rolled.
The focus in this theme is on the outcomes outlined below related to the Common Core Standards Outcomes.
➢ I can write numbers 0-20 and show the correct amount of objects for these numbers. K.CC.A.3
➢ I can count 20 things. K.CC.B.5
➢ I know a number represents an amount of objects for these numbers. K.CC.A.3
➢ When I count, I know each number I say represents one object. K.CC.B.4aa
➢ I know the last number I say is the number of objects, even if I arrange them differently. KCC.B.4b
➢ I can tell if a group has greater than, less than or an equal amount. K.CC.B.6
➢ I can decompose numbers by how many tens and ones there are.
Crafts and Music
Plenty of ideas and templates for crafts.
Included are song ideas that are sung to familiar tunes.
This theme is meant to be used for a two week time period and is based on a balanced literacy philosophy.