Following the Right Steps To Safety
Addresses National Standards in Reading, Writing, and Health
- Students will use meaning clues to practice comprehension and sequencing.
- Students will learn the importance of following specific steps during a fire drill or fire emergency.
Following the Right Steps to Safety Student Reproducible 3 (PDF); crayons or markers; chart paper
- Discuss the purpose of fire drills at school and at home. Tell students that planning and practicing exit drills helps everyone to know exactly what to do in the event of a fire emergency.
- Explain that during a fire drill or a real fire emergency, everyone must follow certain steps in order to remain safe. Explain that in school, students will usually hear the fire alarm first. Next, they will listen carefully to instructions from their teachers or other adults, such as the principal, fire fighters, or police officers. Students will then exit the classroom quietly and in single file. Once outside, students will then reassemble at the predetermined meeting place.
- Reinforce these procedures by following the route you will take during a fire drill. Back in the classroom, use chart paper to map this route. Highlight the classroom exit.
- Tell students that every family needs to create and practice a fire-escape plan. Remind students that if they hear a smoke alarm at home, they should get out of the house and go to their family meeting place.
- Distribute Following the Right Steps to Safety (PDF) to reinforce the proper steps to follow during a fireemergency at home.