Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Officer Buckle and Gloria

Officer Buckle and Gloria is a book we did with Olivia a couple of years ago and enjoyed so much that we wanted to do it with the boys. It was a good one to do, especially with them just finishing Safety Town shortly before. While it's not a FIAR book, we pulled a lapbook from Homeschool Share and a set of printables on policemen from Homeschool Creations.

It's a very humorous story of a safety-obsessed policeman who give safety speeches at schools, but no one listens until he gets a partner: Gloria the dog. Gloria acts out the safety tips behind Officer Buckle's back and makes learning safety fun for the kids.
The boys did all kinds of lapbook activities. They made their own list of Safety Tips like Officer Buckle. They learned their address and phone number.
They learned about different kinds of working dogs.
They also got to play a game of Red Light, Green Light using a stoplight they made.
Unfortunately, during the weeks we were reading the book, Ezra got to make up a safety tip of his own:
"Don't run down the driveway!"
(seriously... he suggested it in the midst of me cleaning him up. :)

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