- Discuss and learn about friendships
- Become familiar with their school neighborhood and the people who work there
Community Map Project
I use a large school neighborhood map (approx. 5'X 5'). Students paint small boxes to represent the places in the community we have visited or seen on our neighborhood walks. They help to label streets, buildings, and other special places. They can make vehicles, trees, and paper dolls of themselves as well. This can be set out as a play center and children can recreate our shared experiences or invent new ones.
Features a lesson about community and friendship, where students make a friendship paper chain and listen to friendship-themed poetry and music.
1 CLASS PERIOD
Presents a hunt for the runaway Gingerbread Man that helps students get to know their neighborhood and members of the local community.