Our Playful Community
This unit is designed to encourage learners to trust their families, classmates, and neighbors. The classroom setting provides a safe environment for experimentation with trusting others. Enjoy the variety of intelligences that are displayed in the unit.
This unit allows the students to share in a fun activity with their other classmates, trusting that everyone will participate fully as a group. They will also work together to accomplish a task such as lifting a parachute.
This lesson will allow students to explore the family or household unit, of which they are an essential member, as a community. As a class, they will create a Family Album using all of the family pictures brought in by the students. This will allow them to see the number of people the class represents in the community.
As the students learn about communities, their neighborhood becomes a broader picture for them to think about as a place where they are a member and can make a difference. Learning that the community is diverse is important The lesson will introduce some community helpers in whom the learners can put their trust.