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Who ya gonna call? FireBusters!

 

If there’s something smoldering in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call?!? FireBusters—that’s who!

At the tail end of last week, the 1st grade got the opportunity to embark on an excursion to the Marunouchi Fire Station, where we were the guests of some of the brave and hardworking firefighters and paramedics of Matsumoto City.

The students continued their inquiry into all the different kinds of jobs people do by listening to our gracious hosts give a presentation about their work and the tools they use, along with an informative tour of their emergency vehicles. The students caught a glimpse into these important jobs, and learned a lot. They saw the ambulance gurney (and all the amazing ways it can contort itself), the pumper truck water hose and its specialized trigger nozzle, all of the gauges and controls that pump the water, and best of all, they got a chance to try on official firefighting gear—coats, helmets, and goggles!

Prior to our excursion, we prepared a number of questions to ask our hosts, and the students came up with some interesting queries, such as: “Why are ambulances white?” and “How do you know who the captain is? Is there a special helmet?” Their answers fascinated us!

When we returned to school, the 1st grade students worked on their reflections about the experience, and wrote about the parts they liked best.

In preparation for next week, we also began looking into responsibilities, specifically, how people have a responsibility to do their jobs. So we did some games in the classroom that highlighted this fact, with each student partaking in a particular task, and demonstrating a responsibility to perform that task. We also looked at some video clips of people working in a factory on an assembly line, where each individual was responsible for a certain job. We then watched a short clip from the T.V. show “I Love Lucy,” where Lucille Ball works in a chocolate factory wrapping candies on an assembly line. It was a great example, albeit a humorous one, of a person that WASN’T being overly responsible at their job (which we will try to avoid)! We all had a big laugh!

We are all looking forward to next week, and to creating our own assembly line–and to demonstrating responsibility for doing the jobs necessary to operate it!

グレード1のみんなで、松本市丸の内消防署へ遠足に行きました。消防隊員の仕事内容を聞いたり、道具を見たり、消防車内を見学しました。

消防士という重要な仕事を見学でき、救急車の担架、ポンプ車のホース、トリガーノズルや、水の汲み上げを管理する計器を見たり、ユニフォーム・ヘルメット・ゴーグルなどを試着させてもらい、子供たちは大喜びでした!

『救急車は何で白なの?』『誰が隊長かどのように分かるの?専用のヘルメットがあるの?』など消防隊員の方へ質問し、子供たちも隊員の回答に興味津々でした。

学校へ戻り、遠足のどこが一番好きだったか感想を書いたり、来週に向けて、人々の仕事に対する責任などについて考え始めました。

そして、工場で働いている人のビデオを見たり、チョコレート工場でキャンディーを包む仕事のテレビ番組を見たりしました。子供たち一人ひとりが、一つの役割を実行するゲームをやってみました。来週は、実際に組立ラインを作って、ラインを稼働するのに必要な仕事のデモンストレーションを行いたいと思います。楽しみですね!

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