Who Can Help Me at School?

A discussion about community helpers opens a lesson about the helpers in your school. Scholars list responsible adults found at school, a list they can reference while they complete a graphic organizer that answers a series of questions about a specific helper at school. Learners brainstorm ways they can help in their classroom then complete a worksheet or create a poster that shares their ideas. A final discussion connects the importance of community and school helpers and challenges pupils to make a positive difference in their community. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a community or school helper to speak to the class about their job 
  • Coordinate the lesson with several classes to showcase helpers around your school and celebrate their contributions
  • Locate a book about helpers, conduct a read-aloud to spark participants' attention 
Classroom Considerations
  • Worksheets require copying 
  • Project lists or use bright markers on chart paper for easy viewing by class members 
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Pros
  • Classwork is flexible in that it can be completed independently, in pairs, or small groups 
  • Discussion opportunities boost listening and speaking skills
  • Comes with ideas for to differentiate instruction and extend the learning experience 
Cons
  • The worksheet My School Job does not load consistently