Today it was all about fire safety in Kindergarten. We started our day off with a story about firefighters, but we were interrupted by a fire drill! We dropped what we were doing, lined up and headed outside.
Once the drill was finished, we came back inside and finished our story. Then we made these sweet fire fighter hats!
Shortly after we finished out hats, we were visited by two Eagan firefighters…
…Firefighter Pat and Firefighter Ben. They told us what a great job we did on our fire drill this morning. They also told us lots of information about what to do in case of a fire, when it is appropriate to call 911 and they showed us their cool equipment. This is so if we are ever involved in a fire, we won't be scared of how the firefighters look and sound when they have all their gear on. We were really interested in what they had to say to us!
The firefighters were great about explaining all of their gear to us. They told us that when they have all their gear on, it weighs about 70 pounds. Wow…they are strong. One thing that was really cool about these firefighters…firefighter Ben used to go to school at Northview when he was a young boy. We thought that it is pretty amazing that he is now an Eagan firefighter and he visits Northview every year during the fire safety visit!
Following the classroom visit, we got to go outside to see and learn about a real fire truck.
There sure is a lot of interesting equipment on a fire truck. But the best part was that we got to go inside the truck!
After lunch, we read another fire safety story.
Next we got to work making our own fire trucks. We had to do some cutting and gluing on these. They turned out great!
And, of course, we had to get a photo of our silly faces, too.
Please take some time to discuss with your family what to do in the event of a fire at home. Setting up a meeting place is so important, as well as reviewing all fire safety rules. These little ones know lots about how to be safe. Be sure to ask them what they learned!