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Community - day 3 - my supports

These activities can be done alone, but work best with one or more friends on a video chat like Skype, Zoom, Facetime, etc.

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Week 7 -Day 3

​Grades K-3

<h3>Mindfulness Activity:</h3> <p>Trivia question: Every summer, Calgary hosts a large 10-day rodeo. What is it called?</p> <p>Mindfulness Activity:</p> <ul> <li>Put your palms together at chest height.</li> <li>Push your hands against each other as hard as you can.</li> <li>Which muscle gets tired first?</li> </ul> <h3>Community Helper Paper Hats</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Paper</li> <li>Markers</li> <li>Crayons</li> <li>Tape</li> <li>Scissors</li> </ul> <p>Help your child make different community helper hats (e.g. Police cap, doctor/nurse hat). Draw, decorate and cut them out, making sure to leave a strip of paper at the bottom of the hat so it can go around a child’s head. Secure the back of each hat with tape.</p> <p>How do these types of community helpers support kids? What other types of community helper hats can you create?</p> <p>Play with your community helper hats. Act out some of the different ways these helpers work with people in your community.</p> <img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/Lesson-plans/Week-7/Paper-hats.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> <h3>Communities and Supports</h3> <p>Supplies:</p> <ul> <li>Paper</li> <li>Scissors</li> <li>Markers or crayons</li> </ul> <p>Watch a video about all the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGC0zxgRNJQ&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank">different types of communities and supports​</a> you’re a part of.</p> <p>Have your child cut out 6 circles that increase in size. From smallest to largest, they represent:</p> <ol> <li>Citizen (your child)</li> <li>Home</li> <li>School</li> <li>Neighbourhood</li> <li>City</li> <li>Country</li> </ol> <p>Decorate each circle. Talk about the different community supports in each layer and write down some of the supports that are most important to you. It could be a sibling, a teacher, a neighbour or the library.</p> <img src="/CSPS/athome/PublishingImages/learning/Lesson-plans/Week-7/Support-circles.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px" /> <h3>Where In My Neighbourhood I Spy</h3> <p>On your next neighbourhood walk or drive, play &quot;I spy&quot; and focus on locating different community supports. For example, I spy:</p> <ul> <li>The fire station</li> <li>A school</li> <li>Our community association</li> <li>The library</li> <li>The recreation centre</li> <li>A hospital or doctor’s office</li> <li>Construction sites</li> <li>Grocery store</li> </ul> <h3>Review Questions</h3> <p>Ask your child:</p> <ul> <li>How does it make you feel to know that there are lots of community supports available to help you and your family? (Feel)</li> <li>What do you think is the most important community support for you? (Think)</li> <li>How can you and your family show your appreciation for these community supports? (Act)</li> </ul> <h3>Mindfulness Trivia Answer</h3> <p>Answer: The Stampede</p> ​​​

  • ​Grades K-3
  • ​Grades K-3

    Mindfulness Activity:

    Trivia question: Every summer, Calgary hosts a large 10-day rodeo. What is it called?

    Mindfulness Activity:

    • Put your palms together at chest height.
    • Push your hands against each other as hard as you can.
    • Which muscle gets tired first?

    Community Helper Paper Hats

    Supplies:

    • Paper
    • Markers
    • Crayons
    • Tape
    • Scissors

    Help your child make different community helper hats (e.g. Police cap, doctor/nurse hat). Draw, decorate and cut them out, making sure to leave a strip of paper at the bottom of the hat so it can go around a child’s head. Secure the back of each hat with tape.

    How do these types of community helpers support kids? What other types of community helper hats can you create?

    Play with your community helper hats. Act out some of the different ways these helpers work with people in your community.

    Communities and Supports

    Supplies:

    • Paper
    • Scissors
    • Markers or crayons

    Watch a video about all the different types of communities and supports​ you’re a part of.

    Have your child cut out 6 circles that increase in size. From smallest to largest, they represent:

    1. Citizen (your child)
    2. Home
    3. School
    4. Neighbourhood
    5. City
    6. Country

    Decorate each circle. Talk about the different community supports in each layer and write down some of the supports that are most important to you. It could be a sibling, a teacher, a neighbour or the library.

    Where In My Neighbourhood I Spy

    On your next neighbourhood walk or drive, play "I spy" and focus on locating different community supports. For example, I spy:

    • The fire station
    • A school
    • Our community association
    • The library
    • The recreation centre
    • A hospital or doctor’s office
    • Construction sites
    • Grocery store

    Review Questions

    Ask your child:

    • How does it make you feel to know that there are lots of community supports available to help you and your family? (Feel)
    • What do you think is the most important community support for you? (Think)
    • How can you and your family show your appreciation for these community supports? (Act)

    Mindfulness Trivia Answer

    Answer: The Stampede

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  • Grades 4-6
  • Grades 4-6

  • Grades 7+
  • Grades 7+

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