Custodians (Community Helpers)
National Custodial Workers Recognition Day is the first week of October, but any day is great for acknowledging our custodians! For an art project, make the custodians a poster recognizing their contribution to the school or library: www.pinterest.com/angieavaughn/custodian-appreciation/?lp=true.
Borden, Louise. The A+ Custodian. In this longer story for school-age children, Gracie and Zach help the school custodian Mr. Carillo get ready for the day.
Heling, Kathryn. Clothesline Clues to the First Day of School. Readers will guess the various jobs, including a custodian, based on what clothes are hanging on the line.
Hesse, Karen. Night Job. A boy accompanies his father to work as a nighttime school janitor.
Liu, Joanne. My Museum. Max visits the art museum and befriends the custodian.
Reed, Lynn Rowe. Basil’s Birds. Basil is a school janitor, and one day while napping, birds build a nest on his head.
Thaler, Mike. The Custodian from the Black Lagoon. Fester Smudge, the school custodian, helps a student open his locker.
Yorinks, Arthur. Hey, Al. In this Caldecott Medal winner, a janitor and his dog Eddie struggle.