You Ought Know About Safety Tips

As you begin the school year with your new class, it is so important to teach students ways to stay safe in school, at home and in the community. Students begin to realize the importance of classroom rules and why we have them. Children feel at ease and are more apt to focus their energy on their school work when they are in a classroom that has established routines and clearly defined rules. Students need to know that school is a safe place to be and that you truly care about each and every one of them. They need to know that if there is something that is bothering them that they can go to you and talk about it. Students also need to know other adults in the school that they can turn to in times of need. Children learn that being safe is making the right decisions and not letting peers persuade them into doing something that is not safe. 

There are so many terrific safety books and videos to support almost any grade level. Here is a list of fantastic books to get started on some great class conversations about safety in the Primary Grades. While having conversations about safety with young children, it is important to stay positive and teach students to focus on finding solutions and making safe choices rather than frightening them in any way.

"What Does It Mean To Be Safe?" by Rana DiOrio
"I Can Be Safe: A First Look at Safety" by Pat Thomas
"Arthur's Fire Drill" by Marc Brown
"Officer Buckle and Gloria" by Peggy Rathman
"The Berenstain Bears Safe and Sound!" by Jan Berenstain
"Be Careful and Stay Safe" by Cheri J. Meiners 
"Watch Out!At Home" by Claire Llewellyn

Students can share what they learned about safety by answering writing prompts on a variety of topics  found in my "Safety Tips" product. Students can share what they learned about classroom rules, playground safety, bus safety, water safety, fire safety, bike safety and more. 

If you are interested in these writing prompts on kid friendly lined paper, check out the following links.

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