Our Community

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Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, Social Studies

Grade 1- 3


Children will each create a page for a class book titled Our Community. Each page will feature an interesting fact about the community.


Reproduce the lined paper for the children to write on (see the PDF file for this paper). You will need one page for each student (additional pages if you plan on doing a first draft and a final copy).
Reproduce one front cover for the class book and have a student color it with markers. Mount the cover on a piece of tagboard and cut a back cover in the same shape. Laminate the covers for durability.
Each student will write an interesting fact about the community on the lined paper. Students should then add illustrations in the space below the lines.
Use the Daily Journal Topics: My Community ideas as an extension of this activity. By using these journal topics, students will take a closer look at the community in which they live.


  • Our Community Book Cover
  • Our Community Book Paper
  • Daily Journal Topics: My Community
  • pencils, markers, crayons
  • information gathered about the community from the city council, city hall, and other sources

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