Monday, 13 February 2012

Preschool 1 February 6-10

The past few weeks have been filled with many interesting activities and field trips, all relating to our unit of inquiry, Jobs That People Do!

In the previous weeks we have enjoyed learning about the many different jobs that people do in the school environment. We also had a visit from a hairdresser.  This week we were thrilled to participate in two extremely interesting field trips! The first was to the airport where we learned about the many different areas people work in.  Where do people purchase their tickets if they would like to travel to a different city or country? How and where can they check in their baggage?  We experienced what it means to go through the security area, hop on an airport transfer bus, and even see and play next to, and under, a REAL old airplane!  SUPER!

Our second field trip was to the Fire Station on Slokas Street.  The fire fighters gave us a tour of their station and spoke to us about the sports activities they are involved in to stay fit and healthy. We not only saw their night time area of rest, but we counted the beds too –  All twelve of them!  We covered our ears when we heard the three various loud sirens: one was the electric siren alerting the fire fighters of an emergency; the second was a very big manual copper bell used in instances when the electric bell is out of order; and finally, the third, the loudest of all, was the siren on the top of the fire truck! That was REALLY LOUD!  The Preschool 1 Children were risk-takers and tried sitting on the top, sides and even the driver’s seat of the big red truck!  It was quite amazing to see how a normally dressed man transformed into a fire fighter with his heavy (16kg) protective gear; bright yellow boots, jacket, overalls, gloves, and helmet all protecting him from the heat.  Finally he covered his face with a special mask that protects him in a smoky and toxic environment.  This trip was FANTASTIC!

                                                       Preschool 1 visits the Fire station!                                                       
                                                             We counted all 12 beds!

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