What's your job?





To do beforehand:

Send home the new unit note.

Prepare the newsletter for the theme.

Check supplies.

Print the reproducibles for the week.

Make enough copies for your children.

Send the fieldtrip notes and prepare the tags.

Prepare the Family Fun Pack.

Make a beautiful Bulletin Board to decorate your class.



Explain that during the next days they are going to learn about jobs and professions.

Write on the board or on a sheet of paper:




Invite children to tell you things they already know about the topic.

Keep the list until you have completed the theme.

Charades
Act out an occupation and have the children guess that you are pretending to be.

Then let the children take turns pretending to be someone.



Role-play

Introduce the following conversation using a puppet.

A- Hello. What’s your job?

B- My job is ….(puppet’s job)

A- What do you do?

B- ……………………

A-What are your tools?

B-…………………….

A-Where do you work?

B-…………………….


Invite children to role-play the conversation with the puppet or in pairs.

Talk about why community helpers are so important.





Have you ever seen a worker? 
Tune: Did you ever see a Lassie?

Have you ever seen a builder, a builder, a builder
Have you ever seen a builder saw this way and that?
// Saw this way and that way// 

Have you ever seen a painter A painter A painter
Have you ever see a painter brush this way and that?
// Brush this way and that way //

Have you ever seen a teacher a teacher a teacher
Have you ever see a teacher write this way and that?
// Write this way and that way write//

Have you ever seen a teacher write this way and that? 




The people in your neighbourhood...

Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

The people that we meet each day?

The postman always brings the mail

Through rain or snow or sleet or hail. 




Who are the people in your neighbourhood?

The people that you meet each day?
The fireman is brave it's said
His fire truck is shiny red.
Who are the people in your neighbourhood?
The people that you meet each day?





Community collage

You will need:

· old magazines

· art supplies

Make a collage about the community.

Let the children look through magazines, newspapers, etc... and pick out community pictures.

When they finish their collage, have them dictate some sentence about the community they have made.

Encourage them to identify places and people.





Math in town

You will need:

· numeral cards

· props or cards

Print numbers on cardboard.

Place some props or cards with different elements found in town such as cars, traffic lights, shops, or envelopes, fire trucks, ambulances, etc in a basket.

Let children choose a card and pick up as many objects as the card say.


At the bakery

You will need:

· sugar

· warm water

· yeast


Discuss with your children what makes bread rise. Mix one spoon of sugar into one cup warm water.

Add one package of yeast.

Watch what happens after a few minutes.



Prepare bread with your children

You will need:

2 2/3 cup self rising flour in bowl.
Stir in any brand of yeast
Stir in half, mix well, stir in rest of yeast, all of it, no sipping. It will be very wet dough. Divide into small buns, place in oven at 350 degrees for 50 min. remove from oven and turn onto wire rack to cool.




Labor day

Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, and it is popularly known as May Day and International Workers' Day.The celebration of Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.


Labour Day or Labor Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1, and it is popularly known as May Day and International Workers' Day.



Jobs discussion

You will need:

· hats that represent different workers

Collect hats to represent police officers and postmen.

Gather the children in a circle.

Spread the hats on the floor.

Let children identify the hats.

Prompt questions such as “Who wears this hat?”

Discuss the jobs the community workers do.

Talk about the importance of their help for us.



Show and tell

Invite people to come in to the class and "show & tell" about a career.



Job hunting

You will need:

· pictures of different community workers

· tools and clothing items those workers use.

Prepare picture necklaces of different community workers.

One per child or divide the children in groups.

Hide tools and clothing items around the room or playground.

Invite children to look for objects that correspond with the workers (mailbox, dentist chair, fire truck, etc.).

Let children show what they find.





This is the time you “wrap up” the work.

Let children reflect about what they learned.

Discuss about things they liked and didn’t like.

Use this time to assess the teaching strategies

Gather the children in a group at the conclusion of the study of the theme.

Write on the board or on a poster

“Things we learned about Jobs”


Invite children to tell you something about they have learned.

Prompt questions such as “What have we done during this week?” “What were we talking about?”

Make a list of all the things children say.

Read the first list you made with the group at the beginning of the unit.

Say “These are the things we write at the beginning. Do you remember?” “Now, this is what we have learned




At the beginning of the theme send home a note to parents stating for the theme the children will be learning about for the next few days,.

Suggest some ways families can be involved in the topic of study, for example:

Include the titles and authors of some of the children’s books about the theme.

Invite parents to look for these books in the library, check them out and read them with their child.

Send home some of the finger plays, rhymes, songs, poems that you have used with the children. Print them on colorful cards and record the children singing or chanting. Invite families to sing and rhyme with their children.

Ask families to send pictures or books or stuff related to the topic

Prepare a bag to use during this theme.

Let children and parents make a special puppet.

Provide them with a paper bag and some arts supplies.

Invite children to decorate the puppet as they want.

Send home the recipe of the cooking of the week.

Add some books for families to read and tapes with music.


Jobs is a favorite learning activity of many students! Use this print and go vocabulary packet to enhance your science unit. Included are 20 printable worksheets to help review the vocabulary words your students need to know. 
These pages can be used for homework, review, assessment, enrichment, and more! 







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