This week's "My World" theme is fire, so yesterday we went to the Shimura fire station for a tour.
The firefighters had just finished rehearsing a flannelboard story so we got to see the premiere performance. It was called "Fire is Scary" and was about some children who played with a lighter and started a fire. Things turned out fine (whew), but it was scary enough that I'm sure our children will always remember not to play with matches.
The firefighters had laid out all of their gear for us to see.
Children got to go inside a fire truck.
A firefighter showed us how fast he could get into his full gear.
I got to practice using a fire extinguisher.
Children got to wear small firefighter jackets and helmets.
They even gave the children firefighter origami and erasers shaped like fire engines and ambulances (sorry, no picture). When we got back to preschool, the children made and sent thank-you pictures to the firefighters.
It was a wonderful day.