In May, both Third and Fourth grade students discussed the importance of staying safe during the summer time. The lesson addressed three essential questions: How can I stay safe this summer and still have fun?, Why do I need to remind myself of safety rules before beginning any activity? and How do I tell someone that I do not want to do something that I think is not safe?
The students worked with a partner, chose an area of activity and brainstormed ideas and rules that would keep them safe during those activities. They then reported their great ideas back to class. The areas that the students examined included internet safety, safety in the home and neighborhood, bicycle safety, water and boat safety, safety in neighborhood parks or large, them parks, car safety, safety at the beach and while playing outdoor sports, and skateboard safety.
It is very obvious from our student's great responses that our Pickett's Mill parents do a wonderful job of instilling the value of safety in their children. Keep having those great discussions in your homes - the benefits will last a lifetime.
I hope all of you have a wonderful and safe summer! Be proactive and put first things first - put safety first and then sharpen that saw and enjoy your break. Don't forget that on my "Just 4 Kidz" page, there is a great link to the McGruff game page which has lots of interactive safety related activities for you to enjoy.