“If there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood,
Who you gonna call?…
If there’s somethin’ weird and it don’t look good,
Who you gonna call?…”
– Ghostbusters, 1984
Our children are still too young to watch this classic film. However, I look forward to the day we can all enjoy it together. In fact, the passing of Halloween and the fond childhood memories I have came flooding back to me as our kids enjoy the resources and materials associated with this unit. More specifically, laughing along with my family at the comedic talents of Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, and Harold Ramis, as they work together to save their loved ones and community made for great times growing up.
Montessori Community Helpers Unit Study
As Thanksgiving approaches, we give thanks for all we have while lending support to those in need. As a result, this is an excellent time for us to celebrate Community Helpers. Moreover, many of these folx consistently work through the holidays, offering their time and talents to others. We have had an awesome time learning about community helpers throughout this unit study.
This Practical Life unit is heavy on imaginative play with just a couple free printables to reinforce content. In addition, we have a great selection of books with real images. Furthermore, we will also be taking several field trips. It is a great way to add to the real-world learning experiences that they currently enjoy.
Community Helpers Picture Books
- Community Helpers at the Hospital
- Whose Hands Are These?
- Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do
- Mechanics (Community Helpers)
- Park Rangers (Community Helpers)
- Librarians (Community Helpers)
- Police Officers (Community Helpers)
- Teachers (Community Helpers)
- Garbage Collectors (Community Helpers)
More Community Helpers Picture Books
- A Day in the Life of a Farmer
- Community Helpers from A to Z
- A Day in the Life of a Firefighter
- Dentists Help
- Veterinarians Help
Community Helpers Books on Relevant People
- Multicultural Community Helpers Peg People
- Automoblox Mini Police/Fire/Rescue Vehicles
- Grimm’s Fire Stacker
- Grimm’s Waves Stacker
- Nic and Glueckskaefer Fir Tree Stacker
- Face Masks
- Medical Kit
- Chef Hat
- Child’s Rolling Pin
- Curious Chef 3-piece knife set
- Learning Tower
- Terra Wooden Barn
- Schleich Animals
- Safari Ltd Trees TOOB – seen in our Montessori Tree Unit Study
- Medical/Surgical Scrubs
Activities and Shelf Work
Planning and Coloring Resources
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management distributes these free resources that we collected from a local Disaster Preparedness workshop. The Emergency Go-Kit Passport is really exciting for our children. As a matter of fact, they will be awarded a Certificate of Preparedness signed by the Governor of Oregon upon completion of the passport. We have been working on this activity on-and-off for about a year. As a result, we are excited to finish it and receive our certificate.
Relevant Field Trips
- Pediatrician or Hospital
- Police Station
- Ranger Station
- City Hall
- Fire Station
- Montessori/Elementary School
- Post Office
Montessori Community Helpers Unit Study Summary
This unit study, along with Thanksgiving and fall activities, will probably keep us engaged until mid-December. At that time, we will begin our next unit and enjoy the rest of the season. In conclusion, we hope you find this useful in planning your own homeschool experiences.
What do your kids like most when learning about Community Helpers? Also, what else would you include with this unit study? Let me know.
More Practical Life
- Montessori Homeschool Daily Rhythm
- Grace and Courtesy
- Montessori Gardening: Empower Kids to Grow Their Own Food & Eat Healthy
- Montessori Food Prep & Making Fig Jam
Other Montessori Unit Studies
- Montessori Solar System Unit Study
- Montessori Tree Unit Study
- Geology & Paleontology Unit Study
- More Unit Studies Posts
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