Inside: A review of My Mom is a Firefighter plus TONS of great activities to go with it.
Fire Safety Month is almost here and I like to do a few lessons with my Grade 1s using this great book! Be sure to read through to the end because I have lots of great freebie activities and links for you.
Title: My Mom is a Firefighter
Author: Lois G. Grambling
Illustrator: Jane Manning
Publisher: Scholastic Inc., 2007
Topic/Theme: Firefighting, Occupations, Family, Fire Safety
Opening: My mom is a firefighter. I’m her son. My name is Billy. Mom says she has two families.
Brief Synopsis: Billy tells the story of his “at home” family and his firehouse uncles. We learn all about his mom’s job and fire-safety. It’s no surprise to find out that Billy wants to grow up to be just like his mom.
Why I Like This Book: I like it, not so much for the writing (it’s fairly ordinary) but because it touches on so many perfect themes including gender equality in the workplace and family.
1. I have two songs: “Get Out” that’s sung to the tune of “Bingo” and “Stop Drop and Roll” that’s sung to “Hot Cross Buns”. You get both the songs and a second version of “Get Out” with all the “out” words missing (that’s one of our sight words next week, so the kids will be filling in the missing words).
5. This cute Firefighters tree map comes from Pencils, Glue and Tying Shoes.
If you don’t want to make your own graphics for the chart, Regina Davis has one on TPT for $1.25.
6. Amanda, from First Grade Garden, has this really cute fire safety booklet in the shape of a fire hydrant. Be sure to visit her and grab that freebie. I did it last year and the kids and I loved it.
7. We’re going to be making these firetrucks with graham wafers and Oreos from Taste of Home. Do they look yummy? I can hardly wait to do this 🙂
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