During the month of October, St. John's PreK students learned all about different community workers! The students studied various professions and learned about their training, equipment, and tools. They were also visited by several guest experts!
During the first week, students studied firefighters and learned a 911 rap. They also learned about stopping, dropping and rolling. The students were most excited when a real firefighter visited the school to talk to them!
Week two focused on chefs and construction workers. Students created their own recipes in their journals, and ran a pretend sandwich shop in the classroom. When learning about construction workers, students created buildings using different materials in the classroom. They also studied pictures of real blue prints and created their own.
Week three was a huge hit as students focused on dentists and doctors! The children practiced their math skills while counting teeth, and got to use doctor tools in the classroom play area. They also enjoyed bringing their stuffed animals in for checkups. Mrs. Yerkes showed the class x-rays and demonstrated how to make x-rays out of Q-tips. The highlight of the week was when a pediatric nurse visited the school! She told students about her job and she even listened to their hearts and stomachs using her equipment!
For the final week, students studied police officers and post office workers. They had a special visit from St. John's parent and police expert, Officer Yates, and each student got their own police badge! To help students learn about post office workers, Mrs. Yerkes talked about how the mail system works and how the postal service transports mail. PreK also started a pen pal exchange with other Lutheran schools in various states. They were so excited to receive their first letters from Nebraska!
This was such a fun unit for our PreK students and Mrs. Yerkes did a wonderful job planning the lessons! Thank you to the experts who took the time to meet with our students and help teach them about various professions. PreK would like to thank you for all that you do!