Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fire Safety, Safety Week

Our theme was Fire Safety/Safety.  

On Monday we discussed fire safety as well as other safety.  For an activity, we made shape firetrucks.  I found these on pinterest (original pin).  I made the template in word and then my aide helped me cut out all the shapes.  I did this as a direction following activity as well.  Directions were similar to this: Put the Red rectangle in the shape it fits best on. Put the red square in front of the red rectangle.  Put three black circles under the red shapes.  Put the black triangles above the red rectangle.  Put the really long yellow rectangle with lots of little rectangles on it above the triangles.  Put the yellow rectangle, on top of the red square making a window.  Put the white square in the middle above the red square.  Put the two square yellow lights outside of the white one.

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We watched some videos on fire safety and 911.  I wanted the children to have some exposure before the "real deal" came later in the week.

This video I think was one of the best, but I am having trouble embedding.  Here is the TeacherTube Link:

On Tuesday, we had a visit from our nurse.  She talked about proper hand washing--a very important lesson as the cold and flu season is upon us.  Just to recap so you know how they are taught to wash their hands:  2 squirts school soap, sing abc while rubbing hands together on all sides and between fingers, the "now I know my.." part is washing all the soap bubbles off in the water, and then dry with 2 towels.  I think we are either getting it or really like singing the abc's in the bathroom :)

On Wednesday, our AM class had a fire drill and the fire trucks came.  They were able to see a firefighter dress in front of them to show them that it is not scary and they are there to help.  We reiterated the fact that if there is a fire, give the firefighter a hug, don't run away and hide.  They are there to help. The PM class watched a video on firefighters and I found one of a man dressing as well as showed them the photos from the AM class. I made sure to show a video that showed the sound the breathing mask makes as that seems to be the scariest part for some.  PM had a fire drill at the end of September.

I really wanted the children to hear the breathing and see how firefighters really are good people. This video does a good job with that.

On Thursday Officer Janda came to visit.  He is an Outagamie County Sheriff.  We talked about when we call 911 (even if you call on accident stay on the phone and tell them it was an accident) and only call in a real emergency.  We talked about what a police officer does and what he has on his uniform.  The AM class got to see the car, but Officer Janda did not have it in the afternoon as he was there to pick up his children as well, but he did have his radio, which was at home charging in the AM.  Children really enjoyed hearing the voices on the radio!  We also talked of gun safety: If you see a gun 1) DO NOT TOUCH IT and 2) GO GET AN ADULT. Finally, we also got fun coloring books and Packer cards from Officer Janda. 

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