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Safety Tips With Officer Buckle and Gloria
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 45- to 60-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann (Putnam Juvenile, 1995)
- Bike helmet
- Two not-too-ripe melons or small pumpkins
- Computers with Internet access
- Pencils, markers, or crayons
- Chart paper
Grades K – 8 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Book Cover Creator is designed to allow users to type and illustrate front book covers, front and back covers, and full dust jackets. Students can use the tool to create new covers for books that they read as well as to create covers for books they write individually or as a class.
- Safety Tip Poster Draft worksheet
- Safety Tip Poster Assessment Rubric
- Safety Problems and Solutions Homework worksheet
- Family note
|1.||Consider potential safety topics to focus on with your students. These may vary depending on the location of your school. For example, students who live in rural areas may need to know about different safety issues than students who live in large cities. Some possibilities include:
|2.||Review the websites on the Safety-Related Books and Websites sheet for additional safety topic ideas.
|3.||Preview the book Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann. Pay attention to the various safety tips presented throughout the book and consider how you can talk with your students about them. Note the part of the book where safety tips are not followed and what the possible consequences could be.
|4.||Decide where you will exhibit students' finished safety tip posters so students can share their messages with others. Make appropriate arrangements for the posters to be displayed. Some possibilities include the school, local library, local police or fire station, city hall, or community center.
|5.||To prepare for Session 1, look at the Bicycle Helmet Demonstrations website. Take a bicycle helmet to the grocery store with you and purchase two not-too-ripe melons or small pumpkins that fit inside the helmet. Draw a smiley face on one melon or pumpkin and a sad face on the other. Make copies of the Family note and Safety Problems and Solutions Homework worksheet for your students.
|6.||To prepare for Session 2, make copies of the Safety Tip Poster Draft worksheet for students.
|7.||To prepare for Session 3, arrange for time for students to use computers that have Internet access to create their posters either in the classroom or the school computer lab. Access the Book Cover Creator and make sure it works properly. (You will need the latest version of Flash; visit the Site Tools page for a free download.) Add it to the favorites on the computers your students will be using.