These Community Helpers Sorting Mats w/ Real Photos include 10 unique sorting mats that focus on identifying community helpers and objects associated with them. At an independent workstation, center or language group, students complete the following sorting mats by identifying the community helper and the things associated with him or her. For example the police officer mat includes handcuffs, a police car, a flashlight, a police hat, a police vest, etc.
"This is a picture of our classroom family wall – a dedicated spot in the room that holds photographs of the children and their families (and pictures of my family and our ECE’s family too!). As the photos have been brought in we have taken time each day during our sharing circle for the children to introduce and talk about their families. We’ve learned about brothers and sisters, moms and dads, grandmas, papas, opas, and bubbis (and even a few family pets!)." The Curious Kindergarten ≈≈