Objective: Children will learn about bus drivers as community helpers and use the text in a book to discover new ways to move their bodies.
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Community helpers are people in the community who help other people by providing a service. Bus drivers are individuals who drive buses to help people travel to where they need to go. Cars, taxis, and trains are other ways people travel to where they want to go. Public buses take people to work, home, or on errands such as to the bank, post office, or laundromat. School bus drivers take children to and from school.
Bus drivers have many responsibilities. Not only are they responsible for transporting people where they need to go, but they also need to make sure that the bus is clean and in proper working order. Bus drivers need to keep to their schedule, announce stops, help people on and off the bus, and deal with problems on the bus. Public bus drivers also collect fares. School bus drivers enforce rules to keep the children safe as they travel to school.
These lessons are aligned with the Common Core State Standards ("CCSS"). The CCSS provide a consistent, clear understanding of the concepts and skills children are expected to learn and guide teachers to provide their students with opportunities to gain these important skills and foundational knowledge.
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There are currently no Common Core Standards for pre-k, but these lessons are aligned as closely as possible to capture the requirements and meet the goals of Common Core Standards. However, these lessons were neither reviewed or approved by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices or the Council of Chief State School Officers, which together are the owners and developers of the Common Core State Standards.