Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fire Prevention Week

This week is Fire Prevention Week. David's teacher has been working hard to make sure all of the kids know what to do in case of a fire. Fear not Miss Lori - David knows what to do!

David: "Mom...MOM! Do YOU know what to do in case of a fire"
Me: "Yes"
David: "No, no you don't. Let me tell you. First you have to drop mom. You have to crawl under the smoke."
Me: "Okay, then what."
David: "Then you have to feel the door mom. But don't open it if its hot! Hot is dangerous mom. I don't want you to get hurt."
Me: giggling at his enthusiasm and seriousness
David: "If it's hot, then you go to your window, open it, and scream. Not hot is okay, mom. Then you can open the door. But don't stand up - crawling only in a fire to stay under the smoke mom. Smoke is bad!"
Me: "Yes, smoke is bad. What happens when we get out of the house?"
David: "We need someplace to meet in case we all come out different doors."
Me: "And where should we meet?"
David: "Nene's house."
Me: giggling as my mom lives 8 miles away "How will we get there"
David: "The car mom."
Me: "Do you think maybe we need someplace closer to home to meet first. Like the mailbox?"
David: "Good idea mom. But we'll need to take the mailbox with us so it doesn't catch fire too."

They have also learned how to call 9-1-1 (on pretend phones). They are learning their address, which David already knows pretty well. "You ONLY call in an emergency mom. It's serious and not something to play with." Good job, kiddo!

They are also learning to spell colors. Being fire week and all, they learned red this week. Who knew that there were songs for this. (Probably everyone out there except me.)

Sung to Are You Sleeping
R-E-D, red
R-E-D, red
I can spell red
I can spell red
Firetrucks are red, stop signs are too

Upon learning this song, David needed to to know the song for all of the colors. Thank you Google!