Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Celebrating Poetry, Beeps, and Fire Safety

One of the things that made a deep impression on my children as they were growing up was learning about what to do in case of a fire. We learned about having a plan, exiting a bedroom safely, designating a meeting place outside our home—just in case-- and all about “stop, drop, and roll.” This is a scary prospect for children (and for all of us), but it helps to be prepared. In the poem, “Beep, Beep, Beep” by Suzy Levinson from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations, we can give kids an informative AND playful way to learn key steps. Here Thais G. has recruited a lively teenager to read the poem and then provides a read-along text for participation too—complete with BEEP BEEP BEEP alarm!

The second week of October is designated as Fire Prevention Week every year. For more information about celebrating this week, testing smoke alarms, applying for an educator grant, and even sending e-cards featuring Sparky the Fire Dog (who was created in 1951), click HERE. And for the full text of this poem and 150+ more (all in English AND Spanish), order your own copy of The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations HERE and for more Poetry Celebrations fun, click HERE. Plus for more on National Poetry Month, click HERE.

1 comment:

Linda said...

A terrific reading of Suzy's poem!