f is for fire safety

every month we practice getting out of the building by pretending there is a fire in the classroom.

fire safety

during f week, we also talked a bit about the work firefighters do, having a special meeting place, etc.

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fire safety

fire drawing is so satisfying!  there are different techniques used (one crayon at a time or all three at once) and i wait for the first person to ask for or go get the color blue.

fire safety

we had fire in our journals and a house that really needed the help of fire fighters.

fire safety

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a little fire fighter poem that ms carol helped color in (look at you work, ms carol!)

fire safety

five little firefighters sleeping in a row

the first one said, i think it’s time to go

the second one said, that’s the bell i hear

the third one said, there’s nothing to fear

the fourth one said, we are on our way

the fifth one said, we’ll save the day (verse changed by the class)

oooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooo went the siren

quick went their feet

we’ll go find find the family at their place to meet!

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inspired by our poem, we played a big body game indoors.  while the firefighters slept, i put a cluster of “fire”-three feathers (red, orange, yellow)-somewhere in the room.

fire safety game

when the bell rang (“ding, ding, ding”), the firefighters got up and HURRIED to find the fire.

fire safety game

the feathers were small so it took a while.  once the fire was found, hoses were sprayed.

fire safety game

they were tired firefighters again, so back to bed they went.

fire safety game

fire safety game

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we read about that silly monkey, george, who gets himself into some trouble at the fire station.

fire safety game

but then, oh joy, he helps save the puppy.

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fire safety

we’ll keep our firefighter props out until the interest fades.  until then, i expect sirens and quick feet to be heard.

3 thoughts on “f is for fire safety

  1. Katie Gonzalez

    I love all the different ways you give the students the opportunity to touch/see/hear/experience/experiment/explore/etc. each theme that you concentrate on each day in your class. It is such a learner-centered approach, and I know the students are really learning a lot of valuable information through the simple art of play.

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