A big part of our fire safety studies includes learning about the emergency number 911.
Several years ago, one of my students was involved in a trailer fire. It was little Jose', just 6-years-old, who dialed 911. No need to convince me of the importance of making sure my kiddos know about fire safety and using their heads in a crisis.
With that incident in mind, it was a joy to put a lot of work into the 61-page, "Call 911 Fire Safety Packet", making sure you have a variety of simple & fun activities to keep students engaged, as they learn about this important emergency number.
Since my kiddos are just learning to recognize numbers, they often confuse 6s & 9s.
It makes no sense for them to recite “Call 911 in an emergency” if they haven’t practiced finding & pressing those numbers; so we practice on real, non-working cell phones, that parents have donated to our class.
Just as important as learning how to dial that number, is knowing when it’s appropriate to do so.
Keeping these things in mind, I designed this 911 packet, with quick, easy & super-fun activities that will ensure your students know how, as well as when, to dial this life saving number.
The packet includes:
* An emergent reader: “Who Ya Gonna Call?” with 24 Dolch sight words.
I titled the booklet that because of the catchy Ghostbusters tune, and have the music playing softly in the background, when my kiddos work on this activity.
When the refrain “Who ya gonna call?” is sung, my students yell out 911.
* Afterwards, we do the “When Should I Call 911?” cell phone craftivity.
This not only reinforces the lesson, but tests comprehension. There are ...
* 2 song posters; 9-1-1 to the tune of “Brother John”, as well as “Call 9-1-1” to the tune of “If You’re Happy & You Know It”.
* A matching “flip phone craftivity” that displays the song inside.
* A “Rip & Tear” craftivity that helps strengthen finger muscles.
* A “100s chart, mystery number worksheet”, along with quite a few worksheets to practice the numbers 911.
* Five, colorful 911 number puzzles that practice sequencing numbers from 1-10, counting backwards from 10-1, plus skip counting by 2s & 10s.
I’ve included a black & white pattern as well, so that students can make their own puzzle. And finally . . .
* 911 “slap bracelets”, a bookmark and certificate of praise.
Click on the link to zip on over to my TpT shop, to take a look at this whopping 61-page 911 Activities packet , chock full of hands-on fire safety fun.
Today's FREEBIE also has a 911 theme. Students sing this 9-1-1 song to the tune of "This Old Man". I've included 3 poster optons.
Well that's it for today. It's balmy out, despite the drizzle; the perfect kind of day to open the windows, air out the house and snuggle up with a good book and hot cup of cider. Wishing you a relaxing day.
"Each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor." ~Edgar Allan Poe
1-2-3 Come Do Some Fire Safety Activities With Me
I know there's a lot a teacher has to cram in each month, but I can't stress enough, how important it is to make time to cover some fire safety with your kiddos, as life skills certainly far out way report card standards, should a crisis arise.
There's nothing quite like adding a little bit of craftiness to a lesson or writing prompt, to get students excited and down to business.
I've up-dated & tweaked some of my favorites and tossed them into Diane's Dollar Deals in my TpT shop.
My kiddos are always amazed at the "way cool" results. I've included 2 spiral posters as well, so you can take advantage of that teachable moment to build vocabulary.
The Stop Drop & Roll writing prompt craftivity, also includes a song.
Besides fire safety "craftivities", I've also up-dated the fire safety number puzzles.
The puzzles come in color, so you can use them for an independent math center, as well as black & white, so your students can make their own.
The number puzzles come in both horizontal & vertical patterns, and help students sequence numbers from 1-10, count backwards from 10 -1, as well as skip count by 2s & 10s.
Simply scroll down, to check out all of the super-fun & creative activities, that will help teach your kiddos about the 911 emergency number.
There's another FREEBIE there too. Thanks for stopping by.
"The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire." ~Leigh Hunt