October is Fire Prevention Month! Whether you visit a fire station, have firemen come to your school, or show a video about fire safety, make sure you address these simple points with your students:
- Don’t play with matches or fire.
- Stop, drop, and roll.
- Crawl under the smoke.
- Feel the door before opening it. If it’s hot, don’t open it.
- Don’t hide from the firemen.
- Go outside quickly if there is a fire.
- Have a meeting place outside.
- Stay out. Don’t go back into a burning building.
- Learn your address and phone number.
- Dial 9-1-1 only if there is an emergency.
Although I visit the firestation in October, I personally like to do my community helper thematic unit in March. No matter the month, be sure to bring the community into your classroom. Kids love learning more about their great community and those who serve.
Are you looking for a "Developmentally Appropriate Thematic Unit" that is also academically challenging and linked to the Common Core Standards?
This unit, "Fireman and Other Community Helpers" reaches across the curriculum to meet your classroom needs! It is divided into areas of literature/media, music, art, literacy, math and science activities, creative writing, word wall, and guided reading.
The activities are clearly written, easy to use, and need limited amounts of preparation. "Ding Ding, Let the Firemen in!"
ABC Firemen: Letter Identification
Race Up the Ladder: Identifying Syllables
Help The Helpers: Beginning Sounds
Fireman Fluency Flash: Beginning Fluency
Fireman Number Race: Matching Numerals to Quantity 1-6
Cop Patrol: Identifying, Creating & Extending Patterns
The Fire Station: Five Frames
Fire Truck 1-10: Ordering Numbers
The Fireman Race
Around the Town
Fireman Portfolio Page
Construct a Fire truck
Construct a Fireman
Fire Safety Arm Band
Draw a Fireman
Writing Prompts/Word Wall
Word Wall Words
All About Fireman
What Might I be?
Guided Reading Books
People Who Help
Ding Ding Ding
Five Little Firemen