Be Cool About Fire Safety

This Topic Mini-Research Web Page was developed for
Mrs. William's Kindergarten Class at Lanier County Elementary School
Designed by Denise Ethridge, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher

fire picture

Can you name some ways to prevent fires? Come with me and McGruff and we will explain what you can do to prevent fires. McGruff's Site
Can someone name the fire dog and tell me why he is important? Today we will meet this important dog. Let's explore Sparky's website.
Fire truck
What do you know about fire saftey at home? Come with me to the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Kids website and check out some important tips for fire saftey at home and ways you could escape.
fire extinguisher
Can someone explain how to survive fires? Today we will learn how to survive fires and tour the Survive Alive House.

 Real World Activity
    Today let's imagine that you are going on a field trip to the fire department.You will need to learn as much as possible, because you will discuss your information on fire safety with me for your news article. The firefighters are very excited and have a wonderful activitiy planned for all of you. After touring the fire department, the firefighters are going to ask you  the steps that you would take to prevent a fire and to act out what you would do if you were caught in a fire. You learned from the  Survive Alive website how to escape a burning house. Everyone will be able to explain fire saftey and  perform the steps asked from the firefighters. You are going to have a great time as you explore the fire department and demonstrate the things that you have learned. Once you arrive back at school, be sure to discuss your information on fire safety with me so I can write the  article for the school paper. Last, you will draw a picture of what you demonstrated for the firefighters.

Steps to Complete Fire Prevention
1. Go to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for Kids and McGruff's website and review some saftey tips about fire prevention.
2. Tell about one or two safety tips that would go with picture.
3. Begin discussing your fire safety information with teacher for news article.
4. When finished, give the article to the teacher to be published.
5. Next, begin drawing what you demonstrated for the firefighters. Be sure to label the picture Fire Prevention.
6. Make sure that your picture is very creative and colorful.
7. Once everything has been done, share with classmates.

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