community helpers in preschool classes

This month is community helper month.  We are learning about all of the different jobs that people do in our community to help us live and learn.

The classroom has been transformed into a store and post office.  Today we added a veterinarian to our purposeful play.

The play is very important in the preschool classroom.  Children learn through play exploring new environments and practicing new skills through play.  Today, through play in the classroom they have created and explored what would happen in an Animal Hosptial.  They each took part in creating the scenarios with various outcomes that they created.  Listening to their conversation as they take care of the needs of the animals in the classroom.  They are “giving each animal a check up”  They are communicating with each other as they play reaching the level of cooperative play.  IMG_4437 IMG_4438 IMG_4439 IMG_4440 IMG_4441 IMG_4442 IMG_4443 IMG_4444 IMG_4445 IMG_4446 IMG_4450 IMG_4451 IMG_4452 IMG_4453 IMG_4454 IMG_4455