This week’s highlight in Shooting Star was our visit to the Fire station. Before the said visit, we had an exchange of views on what we could possibly see at the Fire station. Students named some of the tools like fire truck, hose, water, uniform, boots, helmet, fire alarm, and the like. Then, we decided what questions to ask to the firefighters. Off we go with great excitement. Upon reaching the place, we were excited to get off, however, we were informed that we needed to wait a couple of minutes on the bus because there was an emergency. We saw the firefighters put on their uniforms and left immediately for rescue. After they left, other firefighters signaled us to get off the bus. As we got off the bus, a young firefighter instructed us to gather around for a short orientation. Then, we were divided into two groups and one firefighter was assigned for each group to tour us around the area. We have learned that there are various kinds of firefighters transport like a water tank fire engine that has a 2,000-liter water tank for easier firefighting operations at places distant from water sources. Yay! We were given the chance to get on and checked the tools inside. There was also a rescue truck, a special rescue team vehicle with a winch, a self-elevating floodlight, a generator, about 500 rescue tools, and others. Before the firefighters took us to the last vehicle, they showed us the tools that they use like helmets to protect their head, uniforms-orange for rescue, gray for fire, and blue for helping transport the sick or injured people. Finally, the last one that the fire fighter showed us was a ladder truck which was 30 meters long used to gain access to attics, upper floors, or to the roof of a structure as well as spaces that may be difficult to access otherwise. Luckily, Ms. Rieko was given the chance to be able to get on the ladder truck. While she was going aerial, students shouted, I want to try, too! But it was already time for us to go, so better luck next time.
We are so engaged in our workstation everyday morning. We move around and do writing, numbers, phonics, English phrases before going to our favorite spot to play with our friends.
At long last, even without our snow gear on, Off we go! It’s fun playing with snow.
Have a wonderful long weekend everyone.