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Hello all,

“Letter F is for Fire Safety Week” was not only fun, it was fiery, funky, funny, and certainly fun-filled!  Read on below to see all the fun and learning that took place!

Fire Safety Week began on Tuesday with a Full share box!  The students continued to fill the share box with letter F shares throughout the week.  The letter F shares included (but were not limited to): Fish, Frogs, Fairies, Fancy Nancy, Family photographs, Frilly dresses, Foxes, Flashlights and more!  As you can probably tell, the students did a fabulous job with shares this week!

In the morning on Tuesday and Wednesday, the students practiced writing/tracing the letter F by working on their Letter F activity papers.  During the afternoon on Tuesday, the students created a letter F list.  They also hunted for “F’s” all around the classroom!  The students surely found a fantastic amount of F’s!



The excitement grew as the students were paid a visit from a PPA Mommy who came in to read a story about fire engines!  Who knew there were so many different types of fire trucks – Ladder trucks, hose trucks, and more!  What an exciting and educational afternoon.  A special PPA thank you to the Mommy pictured below for coming in and spending the afternoon with us!



On Thursday, the students discussed important fire-safety tips and also created a painting – a letter F-inspired, Free paint. Using assorted colors, the students painted some amazing artwork!



During the afternoon on Thursday, the students had Spanish class where they began the next unit of the year – Los Colores (Colors).  See below for a list of the vocabulary they will be discussing throughout the next few weeks!


Red – Rojo

Blue – Azul

Yellow- Amarillo

Green – Verde

Purple – Morado

Orange – Naranja

Beginner Group:

(above list plus the following)

Pink – Rosado

Gray – Gris

Black- Negro

Brown -Marrón

White- Blanco

Light – Claro    i.e. Azul Claro (Light Blue)

Dark – Oscuro    i.e. Azul Oscuro (Dark Blue)

El Canción de los Colores – The Colors Song

(sung to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel)

Red is rojo.  Green is verde.

Blue is called azul.

Yellow is amarillo.

These are our colors!

Purple is morado.

Orange is naranja.

Learning them is lots of fun!

These are our colors!

The students spent all day Friday discussing fire safety!  The teachers asked the students – What would you do if fire ever got onto your clothing?  Would you…

1. Yell, “Hey Fire!  Get off!”

2. Sit there and watch the fire.

3. STOP, DROP, and ROLL!

Well, what would you do?

Hopefully, you chose the same answer as the students – number three – STOP, DROP, and ROLL!

The students had the opportunity to practice how to Stop, Drop, and Roll a little later on. Since they had so much fun practicing, the teachers decided to photograph the students as they Stopped, Dropped and ROOLLLLLLLED!!



Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this blog entry to view all of the Friday students in action! 

This simple fire safety technique is not only important – it is fun!  The teachers explained that even though fires are scary, learning about and practicing fire safety is not!  It is important to practice fire safety so if there ever was a real fire, everyone would know exactly what to do.  Speaking of practicing fire safety, all of the students went home this week with a homework assignment.  Read below to learn the important, potentially life-saving, assignment they were given.



After completing Spanish class on Friday afternoon, the students participated in a Fire Safety-themed technology presentation.  Watch below to hear one of the funky songs the students learned!  Enjoy!



Well, that is all for “Letter F is for Fire Safety Week”.  As always, thank you for reading.  Have a fun and safe weekend!



Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are here!

Please check your email and/or see the school calendar board for your scheduled conference time.

School Closings Next Week:

Wednesday, November 21st– 12:00 p.m. School-wide Dismissal – No Lunch

Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd – Thanksgiving Recess

Theme for Next Week:

Click here to view Friday’s entire “Stop, Drop, and Rolllllll!” Album.