Sunday, October 4, 2015

All About Fire Safety

This week is Fire Safety Prevention week and our Pre-K class is going to learn about fire safety. We will be learning how to dial 9-1-1 and what information to include, what we do in case of a fire, practice a fire drill, and visit a fire station on Tuesday.

Below is a link to our fire safety theme lesson plans for the week. The lesson plans include the following types of activities: Morning Message with activity, Large Group Literacy, Phonemic Awareness, Small Group, two planned story times, and a closing activity.The standards are based on Bright From the Start GELDS.

DOWNLOAD>> All About Fire Safety Five Day Lesson Plans

I have turned our dramatic play center into a fire station (pictures coming soon!) In the literacy center I have included Roll and Cover letter mats with three different levels of learning. In the writing center there are fire safety vocabulary cards. I am incorporating the vocabulary cards as a method of one, increasing vocabulary and two, for my  students to practice their writing skills.

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All About Fire Safety Activity Packet contains the following:
  • Vocabulary Cards
  • Trace the vocabulary cards.
  • Write the Room recording sheets.
  • Ff is for Firefighter (Find the letter Ff maze.)
  • Write the Letter Ff Worksheet
  • Rhyming Word Match (Match the firefighter to the fire truck.)
  • Alphabet Clip Cards (Look at the picture and use a clothespin to clip the correct upper and lowercase letter.)
  • Draw & Cover Letters (Black - Uppercase Letters), (Red - Lowercase Letters), (Yellow - Beginning Sound Pictures)
  • Number Puzzles (Numbers 1 to 5 and 1 to 10.)
  • 1 to 10 Number Cards (8.5” x 11” number cards with numeral, ten frame, and number word.)
  • 0 to 15 Number Clip Cards (Count the objects and use a clothespin to clip the matching number.)
  •  Measuring (Measure the height of two objects and determine the tallest and shortest object.
  • 1 to 10 Number Worksheets

Directions: Print on card stock, trim, and laminate for durability. Worksheets can be laminated and used with a dry erase marker.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

Classroom Activities:

During centers the students experimented with red and yellow painting creating an orange "fire painting."

The shape fire engine is an activity to promote shape identification, fine motor practice, and composing and decomposing shapes. I varied the activity for the different levels of ability in my class. 
  • Level 1 has students constructing the fire engine out of (1) large rectangle, (1) large square, (1) small square, and (4) circles. 
  • Level 2 students will construct the fire engine out of (2) medium squares, (1) large squares, (1) small square, and (4) circles.
  • Level 3 students will construct their fire engine out of (2) triangles, (2) squares, (4) circles, and (1) small square.

Fire Station No 1:

Our dramatic play center has been transformed into Fire Station No. 1. Below are pictures showing the different parts of the fire station.

There is two parts to our Fire Station. The first is the inside of the fire station where our little firefighters can pretend to cook, answer the phone, share and take turns.The second part is the firefighters actually fighting a fire using a large print out laminated and mounted on cardboard.

This is a picture of our fire engine. The students love pretending to spray the water on the burning building.

Songs and Poems:

Four Busy Firefighters
Four busy firefighters could not retire
Because they might have to put out a fire.
The first one rang a big brass bell.
The second one said, 'It's the Grand Hotel!'
The third one said, 'Down the pole we'll slide.'
The fourth one said, 'Get ready to ride.'
The siren said, 'Get out of the way!'
'We have to put out a fire today!'
The red fire truck sped on to the fire,
As the big yellow flames grew higher and higher.
Swish went the water from the fire-hose spout
And in no time at all the fire was out.
~ Original Author unknown

I Am A Fireman
(Sung to: "I'm A Little Teapot")
I am a fireman dressed in red.
With my fire hat on my head.
I can drive the fire truck, fight fire too,
And help make things safe for you.
~ Original Author unknown

The Matches Song   
(Sung to: "Mary Had A little Lamb")

Matches are for lots of things, Lots of things, lots of things,
Matches are for lots of things that grown-up people do.

If I ever find a match, find a match, find a match,
If I ever find a match, I know just what to do.

I'll give it to a grown-up friend, grown-up friend, grown-up friend,
I'll give it to a grown-up friend, 'cause that's the thing to do.
~ Original Author Unknown

I know a number that is really hot.
It's only for people in a hot, hot spot.
If you see a fire, if you see a crime,
The number is the same every single time.
This very special number is never for fun.
This very special number is 911.
~ Original Author Unknown Educational Video Links:
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