For a child, law enforcement officers are somewhere on the pedestal of idols. And like most kids, ours were fascinated by the cars, the sirens, lights, handcuffs, and....the caged backseat. Some were very eager to take the wheel and push a few buttons along the way.
Here's Cody waiting patiently for his turn in the car. Finding a seat was a little difficult with 11 other takers.
Funnily enough, none were too excited to relinquish their seats. And for as hard and uncomfortable they appeared to be...that was kind of surprising.
Each of the little ones were made Junior Deputies and given a gold badge. With two officers in tow, we were able to have four sets of handcuffs moving around the table for everyone to see. I think the handcuffs are the epitomized symbol of what the children associate law enforcement with. They deal with the "bad guys".
Just as they have a job to do, so do we. We can be good citizens and make sure that we wear our helmets when we are riding our bikes. We learned that we are supposed to be in a booster seat until we are 8 years old. We learned that we should always wear our seat belts. And when we are walking near streets or roads, looking both ways before we cross the road is a MUST!!
(Deputy Todd, Sini, Alayna, Ben, Blina, Lilly, Zachary, Ben, Trianna, Courtney, Abby, Josh, Trevor, Cody, Deputy John)
Sidelines: We learned about Letter C and how it is a special letter that makes 2 different sounds. We glued Cheerios onto big C's for our books because they are circles, crunchy, and cereal. Because of the field trip to the fire station on Thursday, the writing practice sheets are in their back packs. Just have them trace over the letters and return on Tuesday with the other homework. They are doing great and I love how they are getting into the routine and loving preschool!!