We’ve transitioned into a Community Helpers unit for the month of October. After we had learned more about each other it made sense to start talking about our families, the jobs our parents had, and other jobs within the community. Some of the art projects we’ve done are toothbrush painting (the kids got a kick out of using toothbrushes this way), car painting and easel painting for the first time. When the paintings were dry I mounted them and hung them in our “Art Gallery” – just like real artistes! Next week we are going to make doctor bags and do dental floss painting. We are also going to dress up as fire fighters and get our picture taken – then glue those pictures to firetrucks we’ve colored. Also, one of my parents is a fire fighter and he wants to bring his truck by the school (we are just waiting approval from Ms. Lezze-Faire).
I’ve also put various community helper clothes and props in the playhouse so the children can experience acting out different roles in the community. We’re also going to go outside and play Red Light, Green Light soon – it’s always fun to see who has the impulse control to stop running when the red light pops up! After they get good at the game I add a yellow light (means walk) to the mix. Should be fun! 🙂