I am observing a second grade class in Shaker Heights this semester and decided to do my digital story on community helpers in a Cleveland neighborhood. While observing, the students have been discussing different careers and where they see themselves as an adult. I think learning about community helpers is an important lesson since it may spark student’s interests and help them create future goals.
Below is my script for the digital story and in the google slides, there are images of what I plan to film throughout the community.
There are lots of helpers in our neighborhood
They provide our community with so much good
Today in my home of Lakewood, Ohio, I am on a quest!
To find many community helpers, who are sure to impress
I began my day at the Lakewood Library
One of my favorite spots near Lake Erie
The librarians are well versed on all of the books
They can talk about any character, from Nancy Drew to Captain Hook
Every time I walk in I am greeted with a smile
The librarians let me know I should stay awhile
After I left the library, I traveled down Detroit Road
To see the Lakewood Police abode
Police officers keep our community safe and sound
The amount of their good deeds truly abounds
Police officers drive motorcycles, bikes, and usually fast cars
But keep your eyes peeled, because some officers ride horses, and they sure can go far!
After the police department, I headed to the hospital
And hoped I might run into Dr. Dolittle
Doctors help keeps us all in good health
Which is even better than lots of wealth
They give us medicine to help us feel better when we are sick
And stitch up our cuts when we get more than a nick
After visiting the hospital, I left to find the teachers
They work in schools, which usually have bleachers!
Teachers help students learn many things
Like the answer to 2+2 and how butterflies get their wings
Teachers are supportive and truly care
They greet their students with a happy face and are always fair
Around the corner from the school is the fire department
When firefighters work extra-long days, it even becomes their apartment!
Firefighters put out many fires using a large hose with lots of water
And they wear a protective uniform because fires couldn’t be any hotter
After the fire station, I decided to head home to my house
When I arrived, I noticed the trash collectors took all of our garbage and recycling, leaving behind nothing, not even a mouse
Trash collectors keep our community clean
We have them to thank for keeping our neighborhood sparkling and green
As I walked up my front porch, I noticed the mail came
Mail carriers always make sure the community gets their letters, even in the snow and the rain
After getting the mail, I reflected on my quest, it was great!
I learned about many community helpers with such wonderful traits
It is important to say thank you to those who put others first
Their contributions to the community make our hearts burst!