Did you know that National Fire Prevention Week is the first week of October? I bet you teachers did because it’s usually a topic we cover in our classes. Well, We Are Teachers and The National Fire Prevention Association asked me to spread the word about all their amazing resources for teachers and families in this sponsored post. This year they launched a new APP aimed at school age children called Sparky’s Brain Busters, I’ll tell you why it’s genius in just a minute but before I do that I want to make sure all of you have access to all the amazing resources that NFPA has available. Get ready because there is even MORE than I knew about, and I thought I was clued in!
FIRE SAFETY RESOURCES
Sparky School House <— Hub for all resources for teachers and parents. There is something for everyone here! There is a great parent letter download to send home with students, which to me is one of the must-do items for all teachers. We can practice with our students but really this info MUST make it home. It’s in both English and Spanish too. Download that here .
Another great Preschool resource is Learn Not To Burn – find it here. It’s age appropriate lessons and for classes like mine that only meet for a short period and have very young children ( 2 & 3 years old) it offers parents more info to cover at home. For classes like mine, I would suggest trying your best to have a firefighter in full gear visit your class. So often our youngest children are afraid of the people sent to help.
MORE FOR OLDER KIDS
Video About The Chicago Fire <– this video is packed with great information and is wonderful for elementary aged children. We honor this fire and what we learned from it in October with Fire Prevention Week. History buffs like my son will love it.
SPARKY’S BRAIN BUSTERS APP
Ok now that you have the resources pinned or bookmarked let me tell you about this new FREE app, and why I think it’s genius. The app is a quiz game and mixed in with the math, science, and social studies questions are question about fire safety and prevention. So often kids get bored of hearing the warnings and safety talks but when it’s slipped in among other topics they are just as excited to answer.
The app is really made for independent readers and some of the questions were tricky for my 8-year-old. I played along with my 5-year-old as she is not reading or doing division all on her own quite yet. Still while playing with me she learned a lot about fire safety and I was surprised at how much she already knew.
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As stated above this post is sponsored by We Are Teachers and The National Fire Prevention Association.
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