Community Helpers

Grade Level(s): 1-3 Objective(s): Students will… Follow directions and participate in the group discussion/lesson activities. Recognize that community helpers work together. Identify a “product” and a “service”. Time Allotment: 1 hour Materials: socks and T-shirts in various colors, large assortment of crayons with boxes Anticipatory Set: Begin the lesson by stating the objective. Ask students why we have classroom helpers. Tell students that all communities have helpers-that is what makes them function. Ask students to name some helpers in the communities you have already discussed. Write the students’ answers as they report them. Any pictures you many have available (try Google images) would benefit students’ acquisition of the vocabulary. Emphasize that community helpers can be both male and female. Direct Instruction/Guided Practice: Tell students that community helpers help in many ways. Many people provide a “product” while others provide a “service”. Write those words down as you explain what they mean. Give an example of each. Have a “t” chart labeled “service” and “product”. Using the list of helpers, sort them as a class according to what they provide-a service or a product. Independent Practice: Tell students that they are going to work as a community helper. Divide the class in half. Explain that one team will be a group of workers providing a product and the other team will be providing a service. Demonstrate how each team will function-Team...

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