Presidents Day & Community Helpers

This week in Talking Time, our Shasta class learned about presidents.  We had candidates run for class president, made campaign posters that described what we would do as president, and voted in an election.  We also read fun facts about past presidents in the book What Presidents are Made of.  What and made were our core words of the week.  You can see our theme vocabulary video and watch some inspiring Kid President videos at this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipOMcbZYOh4&list=PLROC0x_vQTINRmH4gJr62lqHRwwrGsC6Q

Our elementary classes studied community helpers while reading the book When I Grow Up.  Most of the students decided they’d like to drive the school bus someday.  Our core words of the week were who and want.  You can model these words by asking and answering who questions:

Who is at the table?  You and sister are at the table!  Who is on tv?  Sponge Bob is on tv.  You can model using want by referring to things your child wants in the moment:  For example, if you see your child reaching for a toy, you can model with a sentence like “Oh, I see you WANT Legos.”

Theme vocabulary and some Storybots songs about community helpers is available at this link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BoQuy88X0c&list=PLROC0x_vQTIN3qwHAEXFOUfr8-GR5OGPV

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The Picture Communication Symbols ©1981-2018 by Tobii Dynavox LLC. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Used with permission.

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