As part of Saint Mary School’s (Gilroy) two-year Kindergarten program, the 4-year-old K1 class and their 4th-grade buddies got a visit from officers in the Gilroy Police Department as part of their social studies theme on community helpers.
In addition to learning about the equipment police officers use, the students got the opportunity to sit in the back of a police cruiser and climb into a SWAT truck. Also during their week learning about community helpers, the Kinders were visited by a firefighter, a dentist, and a mail carrier.
The visits highlighted for the students what roles people play in the community and what services they provide. The week culminated with the students dressing up as the people they want to be in their jobs when they grow up.
For the enjoyment of the Saint Mary students, teachers and staff, the K1 students paraded around the playground and through the classrooms dressed as doctors, chefs, police officers, a veterinarian, firefighter, soccer player, magician, teacher and race car driver.