Here are the community helpers pics that I took in the class. The kids have really enjoyed pretending to be community helpers. There's lots of good vocabulary and oral language development going on in the dramatic play areas.
This year we had a hospital operating room, a doctor's office, a veterinarian clinic,firetruck, and a beauty shop. I think they enjoyed the operating room the most. It's so much fun to sit back, watch, and listen as the children incorporate all the great information they are learning from books that we've read into the dramatic play areas.
We also had a fireman, doctor, and police officer come to the classroom to talk to the children about their careers. Lot's of fun.
As a culminating activity the children all dressed as a favorite community helper and we had a cute parade down the hallway. FUN!!!