During the fourth week we started a new topic altogether – People who help us in the community and their Vehicles.
We started off by having a brainstorming session. The children mentioned a list of the people who they thought help us in our everyday lives. This is what they came up with:
During the discussion these are the major facts which emerged.
- All jobs are important because each person doing the job will be helping in some way.
- People have different qualities which make them choose different jobs.
- It is important to love your job.
We then looked at one of the jobs in particular – the policeman. We mentioned several characteristics that a policeman might have such as being disciplined, observant, good eyesight, sharp listening skills and physically in shape so he could run if he has to catch a thief.
We mentioned that stealing and hurting other people should not be done and that is the job of the policeman to see that rules are followed to have a safe place to live in.
The children also mentioned that a policeman usually wears a uniform and that a policeman is there to help us and give us direction when needed.
We read the story called Policeman Small by Lois Lenski : Policeman Small by Lois Lenski
We then focused on the vehicles a policeman might drive such as a police car, a motor bike, a helicopter, a segway and last but not least a jeep.
J – jeep was the first letter for week 4. More details in the literacy blog.
Zobic the Police Jeep :