Thursday, September 5, 2013

Community Helpers - Construction Workers

Today we discussed how important construction workers are to our community. 
 They build all kinds of buildings....Wal Mart, McDonalds, churches, hospitals, banks, and even our school! We learned the names of some of the tools they use and  had some fun.

Measuring some wood for my building!  I will teach them how to really measure later in the year. 
 For now, this is more about the jobs and tools of a construction worker. 
 It's a great way to get number recognition in your block area! 

I used some nuts and bolts from Lakeshore and made up a fun game to play.  I  handed each student either a nut or a bolt and had them hide it behind their back.  When I said "GO!" they had to find a friend that had the matching piece and put them together.  Fun way to build problem solving skills, fine motor, cooperation, math-color and shape match, and reviewing new friend's names. 

The picture is a little blurry, they were in a hurry to find their match!

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