Circle Time: Learning About My Town
Discuss the world globe and map, pointing out the continent, the country, the state and the approximation of the city. Explain to the children that they will be discovering the world, and community in which they live. Today's lesson is about the city, town or rural community where they go to school, church, shop and live. Open a discussion on the types of homes people live in, such as a house, mobile home, apartment, log home or farm house. Talk about different terrains and climates, as the mountains, deserts, tropics and arctic regions.
New words to introduce are address, town, community, landmarks and compass.
Ask each child to say their complete address. Have a list of the children's addresses ready to help those who need to learn it. Throughout the day, activities will provide an opportunity to review their addresses. Read the story, Where Do I Live? by Neil Chesanow.