The sun shone brightly yet the wind was keeping the temperatures at 50 degrees , so we made sure the children were dressed as warm as possible. So many of our kids don’t have outerwear other than sweatshirts or sweaters as our weather normally doesn’t get this cold for weeks at a time and so we zipped up sweatshirts and hoodies and made sure their tennis shoes were tied and we headed for the big yellow school bus.
The bus ride was exciting as they peeked out of windows for about a half hour ride to Safety Town. Waiting with smiling faces were six volunteers that greeted us and then divided the children into groups as we had two other classes with us on this trip.
Each volunteer started their group in a different area e.g. train station RR crossing, viewing a person that had fallen and how to call 911. Instructions were given and repeated as we went through the town pointing out dangers and how to avoid them.
I think the children enjoyed the bike stop the most as that was where they donned a hair net and then a bike helmet and rode a bike up a stretch of road and then to a corner, waited for a green light and walked their bike across the road and then rode their bike back to the bike rack. They received a Safety sticker that they wore proudly as we had our bag lunch and then boarded the bus for the return to school. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photos on this trip but I assure you everyone was smiling even though we were chilled with red noses. Someone took this photo before we boarded the bus, so here we are……
Current Mood: Happy