Stay Safe in the Kitchen
Addresses National Standards in Reading, Writing, and Health
- Students will use reading skills and strategies to identify the elements of a story.
- Students will learn how to stay safe from fire in the kitchen.
- Introduce Sparky the Fire Dog, a friend of children and firefighters. Explain that Sparky likes to teach children about fire safety. Distribute Stay Safe in the Kitchen (PDF).
- Read the story aloud or, if students are able, have them read it on their own. Then have them answer the reading-comprehension questions. Discuss what makes Sparky happy. Have students name one of Sparky's safety jobs in the kitchen. Ask students what they can learn from Sparky.
Distribute What I Learned About Fire Safety (PDF).
Have students finish the letter to a firefighter by writing something they have learned about cooking safety. Send the letters to a local fire station and arrange for one of the firefighters to visit your classroom and discuss fire safety. Or schedule a class trip to a fire station so students can learn about fire safety firsthand!