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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Stop, Drop and Roll

During Fire Prevention Week, we had a great time pretending to be firefighters and fighting fires.
A firetruck,
and hoses helped us with our dramatization.
Reading Fire Fighters by Norma Simon, helped us know how to be firefighters.
Given a big red rectangle, we glued on different shapes to make a firetruck collage.
We played a game called "Smoke, smoke, FIRE!" like "Duck, duck, Goose".
We took out the ladder and practiced climbing it to put out the fire. 
As we climbed, we sang: 
Hurry, hurry drive the firetruck.
Hurry, hurry drive the firetruck.
Hurry, hurry drive the firetruck.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

Hurry, hurry, ring the bell...
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

Hurry, hurry, climb the ladder...
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

Hurry, hurry squirt the water.
Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

The ladder provided us with some great eye-foot coordination drills. We laid it down on the floor and practiced walking on the rungs and between the rungs. We helped each other balance. It was hard work but we were intent on mastering it!

We practiced dialing 9-1-1 on pretend cel phones.
We also practiced what we would do if there was smoke in our house (we'd get way down on the ground and crawl). Or if our clothes caught on fire- we would stop, drop and roll!
We had a fire drill like we do every month. We pretended like we were asleep.
When Ms. Susan yelled "Fire! Get out of the house", We practiced running out the front door to the mailbox which is our meeting place. We know not to stop for coats, shoes or anything else. We just got out and ran!
Outside, we had pretend fires to put out with a squirt bottle. Houses and other buildings with fire were drawn on the cement. We squirted them until the "fire" disappeared.
As you can see, we were quite the little firefighers!
As a reminder to not work too hard, we read Even Firefighters Hug Their Moms by Christine Maclean.
We need to talk with our mommies and daddies about what to do if there's a fire at home. We need to pick a special meeting place and practice the things we've learned.

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