Thursday, May 22, 2008
The People In Your Neighborhood
"Oh, these are the people in your neighborhood, your neighborhood...in your neigh-bor-hoooood!"
This song has been stuck in my head all day long as Gracie I talked about jobs and what people do at work.
It all kind of started innocently as we took Daddy some lunch at his office today. Then, we went for a walk around town. We talked about what Daddy did at work (writes stories for the newspaper), and what mommy's job is (taking care of Gracie). Then, we saw a lot of cars in the parking lot and she said they were all at work. As we walked along King Street we talked about different places and what people inside were doing as their jobs. We passed a restaurant, a library, the fire station. We went inside the post office, and we saw a police car pass us with the lights on. So, I had plenty of opportunity to talk about lots of jobs and community helpers. All of this seemed to stick with her and she was very interested. Between businesses we talked about what jobs people in our family have, and she was fascinated.
When our walk was finished I asked her what job seemed like something she might want to do when she grew up. She said "I want to be a princess."
After her nap, I decided to continue the lesson, and I made a worksheet and we reviewed all of the jobs we saw today, and a few others.
You might be interested to see our worksheet--you might be on it. After a while, I kind of blanked on other people and what they do. So, if you can write us a note about what you do (in preschool terms) and we will add some more occupations to our list! Thanks!
PS: If something is in quotes, those are her exact words to describe what that person does.