Everyday Helpers

How do people in our community help us?

Hello Families!

Get ready to explore, read, and play! Children learn all the time, and your involvement is crucial. Here you will find the tools you need to support your little learner at home. Here we grow!

Let's Celebrate!

This month, children will make cutouts of community helpers and learn about their jobs through books, games, and songs. You will be invited to participate as we celebrate what it means to be an "everyday helper" with a parade.

Family Letters

Hello, Families! Learn what we are talking about each week, and discover some simple activities you can do at home. Literacy is everyday practices, not just something that happens in school.

Volunteer Notes

You can help! In the coming weeks, be on the look-out for volunteer requests, or contact your teacher to learn how you can participate.

Celebration Notes

Your little ones are growing and learning every day. Notice if they can use shape words to describe objects, name workers in your neighborhood, or perform simple chores at home. Celebrate these accomplishments with a fist bump and "Now that's what a call a fine job!"

Theme 5: Everyday Helpers

From the class line leader to a town firefighter, little learners are discovering that helpers are all around us. This month, we explore everyday jobs in school and in the greater community. We will learn that each worker helps us in different ways.

Try This!

Your commitment is the key to your little learner's success. Ready to unlock a bright future? Do these daily activities and routines at home!

Shape Hunt

Point to items in your home that are shaped like a square, a rectangle, a triangle, and a circle.


Look for books about community helpers, such as Whose Hands Are These? by Miranda Paul.


Use crayons or other small objects to make groups that add up to 5.

Asking Questions

Which community helpers would you like to talk with to find out more about their jobs?

Asking Questions

Ask: Did you solve a problem today? How did you solve it?

Letter Hunt

Write down the names of friends and family members and circle the I's that appear in them.


How can you act out that you are a firefighter without using any words? What about a doctor? a mail carrier? a bus driver?

Make a List

Write down the letters C, M, and N and think of a community helper that starts with them.

Digital Bookshelf

Reading to your child every day is both life-changing and easy! Access Unite for Literacy for short theme-related books, with audio available in a variety of languages.

Play Javi's Whirly World

Buckle Up! Take a ride with Javi the Helicopter as he introduces children to the world of letters and numbers. Learning has never been so fun! Use the Javi's Whirly World games to play and learn together.

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