Since we have cycled through the alphabet twice, using both upper- and lowercase letters, I decided to retire the letter of the week format after we finished the letter Z activities. Now we’re moving on to weekly themes and incorporating related letters, as well as some math, science, and fun play activities.
While watching the news the other night, I saw a story about a local child who called 911 when his mother was hurt and saved her life. It got me thinking….could my little guy do that? At the time, the answer was “no.” So, I set out to fix that problem with this week’s preschool lesson. We talked about community helpers, with a focus on police and firefighters. And I really hammered home the importance of 911, as well as knowing our phone number and address.
We started the lesson with this free emergent reader from Teachers Pay Teachers. Followed by a career hats worksheet from The Education Center and several pieces from 3 Dinosaurs’ Community Helpers pack. Then we had some fun with these cute community helper puppet sticks and guessing game from Teacher’s Notebook, and matched the community helper with their vehicle with this printable from Miss Kindergarten.
We also used printables from Homeschooling Creations’ police and firefighter packs, as well as worksheets from Royal Baloo’s fire safety pack. We planned to take our fingerprints as a fun art activity, but my ink pad was dried up! Oops! We tried with watercolors, but it didn’t really work…so we finger painted instead!