Have you checked out the lesson plans we’ve created for FPW? It’s time to download the lesson planshttp://nfpa.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8351b9f3453ef015434d03b0e970c-pi and activity sheets for teachers in your community. Create a packet for each teacher including the lesson plan and enough handouts for 30 students. Ask teachers in your community to help spread fire safety during Fire Prevention Week. Reward those classrooms participating with a visit from the fire department or lunch with the firefighters. It’s easy and fun to do.
We have three levels – Pre-k/K, Grades 1-2, and Grades 3-5. These lesson plans are created by teachers currently working in the classroom. The Pre-k/K plan focuses on smoke alarms – identifying the sound and responding to the alarm. You’ll find prerecorded sounds to use as students learn how to differentiate the sound of a smoke alarm and a car horn. We’ve also created an activity sheet for letter recognition that includes information for parents to reinforce the important smoke alarm messaging.
Grades 1-2 has students reading or listening to No Dragons for Tea: Fire Safety for Kids and learning about testing smoke alarms and escape planning. Students will take home a smoke alarm calendar and work in the classroom to identify and sort the different elements of a home fire escape plan.
Finally, grades 3-5 students learn more information on smoke alarms, escape planning and home fire sprinklers. Students will discuss fire safety questions, read a fire safety poem and become teachers at home sharing what they learned at school.
Let us know what you have planned for reaching classrooms in your community. Just click on the “comments” link to get started.