Let's talk about fire safety...
Right before we left for our February break, I was talking to my students during READ180. We were going over the home evacuation plan in the book and I decided to use it as a teachable moment and asked the class about their own family safety plans.
I got 12 blank stares.
Yes, all 12 students were looking at me like I had multiple heads. One slowly raised his hand and told me that he thought his family might have a plan but he couldn't remember what it was.
This is something my parents hammered into our heads when we were little. I just assumed that every family did the same. After speaking with my co-teacher and finding out that her family never had a safety plan growing up I realized that maybe it wasn't as common as I thought.
But it is so important!
I immediately threw together this homework assignment for my kiddos. They had two nights to complete it with their families. About half of them did it on the first night and then we had the Friday before break canceled due to weather. I am hoping for the rest of the 12 to be handed in on Monday so we can go over them.
Some of my kiddos have limited communication skills so their parents sent the actual worksheet back to go over in class. I will make a copy and send the original home.
I feel a lot better that my kiddos have reviewed fire safety plans at home with their families. It is so important, especially for my students with special needs.
For this blog hop, I am excited to share the assignment that I sent home. I did change the letter a bit to make it more generic. I hope you can find it useful.
You can find it by clicking on the picture below.
Please be sure to check back here tomorrow to click on the next envelope in the hop. You can find the envelope graphic below.
Keep warm this weekend!