New! Lesson 1: Have Two Ways Out
Grades 1-2 students will learn to have two ways out of every room and to go to an outside meeting place by using illustrations to describe the setting, characters, and events in a story.
- ELA OBJECTIVES:
Using illustrations, students will describe the setting, characters, and events in a story.
- FIRE-SAFETY OBJECTIVES:
Have two ways out of every room in your home; go to your outside meeting place.
Alice in Wonderland storybook (optional), Worksheet 1, pencils, crayons
1. If possible, introduce Alice in Wonderland by reading aloud an adaptation of the book for young readers. Hang the classroom poster in an easy-to-see location. Have students identify the characters from the original story in the poster (Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts). Ask which character on the poster is not from the original story (Sparky the Fire Dog®). Read the poster story aloud and work with students to write out the sequence of events.
2. Tell students that Sparky and Alice found two ways out of each room and went to an outside meeting place. Tell them that if they hear the smoke alarm at home, they need to follow the steps of the fire-escape plan in order:
a. Go to your first way out (usually a door to get out of the room or home).
b. If your first way out is blocked by smoke or fire, use your second way out (another door or a window out of the room or home).
c. Get outside and go to your outside meeting place—the place everyone in the family knows to go to in case of fire.
d. Stay outside at the meeting place and wait for your family.
3. Distribute copies of Worksheet 1, "Put It In Order." Have students put the steps to fire safety in the correct sequence. Answer Key (clockwise, from upper left): 4, 1, 2, 3.