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Community Helpers Teacher Theme for Preschool


The overlooked yet important Community Helpers teachers are highlighted here! Our preschoolers love to imitate us and "play school" even when they are in school!  This theme page is filled with preschool activities and ideas for all areas of your classroom.


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You can either scroll down through this page to see all of the preschool activities for your theme or click the link below to go to specific preschool activity types you are looking for.


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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Art


Flowers for the Teacher

Materials Needed: paint, buttons, glue

Let the children create their own flowers.  They can use the buttons to place in the middles.

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Block Center Ideas


Add little people and school buses to the block area this week.

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Circle Time Ideas

Circle Time is such a great time for children to learn the social skills of being together as a large group AND to learn more about your theme!


A,B,C Song!

Of course! Sing this alphabet teaching song!  A variation is to put together a large alphabet floor puzzle together and then sing the song as you point to teach letter in the finished puzzle.

Here are a few on Amazon that I like:

Story Time Teacher

Have a children read a story this week.  Choose a book, open the page and read the first page.  Invite one child at a time to make up a story to go along with the picture on the next page!

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Snack Recipe Ideas to Cook Up for Your Theme!

Cooking with children helps develop their math skills and helps them to learn how to follow directions. It also allows for some great conversation! Ask many questions while cooking with your children to encourage conversation! Be sure to ask specific themed questions while making these fun snacks!

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Do you have a cooking idea to go along with this theme?  If so, send it to me to add to this page by
contacting me here (be sure to state in the message that your idea is for the Teacher Theme!)

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Ideas to Transform Your Dramatic Play Area

Schoolroom

Put four unused desks in two rows. In front of the desks, put a small table and chair and a table top chalkboard and chalk.

Stalk the schoolroom with chalk, an eraser, pencils, crayons, rulers, paper and old workbooks. Also have a table top felt board with felt pieces.

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Ideas for your Easel

More Than Just Painting (Although that is always THE favorite in our classroom!)


Portrait of a Teacher

Print the word TEACHER on the top of easel paper.

The children paint portraits of the teacher(s) or themselves as teachers!

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Large Group Games that help build their muscles while they have fun together

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Do you have a large group game idea to go along with this theme?  If so, send it to me to add to this page by
contacting me here (be sure to state in the message that your idea is for the Teacher Theme!)

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Ideas for Your Library and Literacy Activities for your Preschool Classroom


Book Suggestions for your preschool classroom library:

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

David Goes To School by David Shannon

Don't Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward

Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten (Miss Bindergarten Books) by Joseph Slate

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Activities to help your Preschoolers develop math skills and those small muscles in their hands!

The Big School Bus

Make an 18" long school bus from felt.

Draw 10 windows on the bus.

Make 15 childrens heads from felt.

Place the bus on a flannel board and theheads above the windows.

The children can place and count children on the bus.

In small groups, you can direct them:

Place 5 children on the bus.

Now add 2 more children.

How many children are on the bus?

Now help 3 children get off the bus.

How many children are still on the bus?

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Music and Movement Activities and Ideas to get your Preschoolers Movin' and Groovin'!


The Teacher Who Couldn't Talk

This movement/action song is from Hap Palmer's Cd called Creative Movement and Rhythmic Exploration.  Click the picture on the right to see what Amazon has available for this awesome CD!



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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Activities for the Senses!


Letter or Number Match Thank you to Heather for the following idea!

Place rice in the sensory table and add magnet letters or numbers for the "teachers" match!

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Community Helpers Teacher Theme Science Activities--for your Preschool Scientists in Training!

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Do you have a science experiment to go along with this theme?  If so, send it to me to add to this page by
contacting me here (be sure to state in the message that your idea is for the Teacher Theme!)

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Writing Activity Ideas for Your Community Helpers Teacher Theme!

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Do you have a writing idea to go along with this theme?  If so, send it to me to add to this page by
contacting me here (be sure to state in the message that your idea is for the Teacher Theme!)

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Miscellaneous Activities for Your Teacher Theme!

Field Trips

Visit a local kindergarten classroom!


Classroom Visitors

Invite parents who have different jobs they can "teach" to your children! Much like a career day!

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Go to COMMUNITY HELPERS Main Page


Go to the MAIN THEMES Page


Go to Preschool Plan-It's Home Page


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