Student Safety Month on June, 2017: please suggest some good projects and assingnments for safety habits for grade 3 primary students.?
June, 2017 is Student Safety Month 2017. Student Safety Month Student Safety Month,
Hmm..if you want that to be the main theme of the school year, make each month a different safety topic. (or if that is not your intention 1 each day for a week...or however) Let's say October is natural disaster month. Explain what to do in situations such as tornados, earthquakes, etc. Have the students role play by turning off the lights in the class and see if they have water and food stored, flashlights, a radio, etc. Maybe January is outdoor safety. Take them outside to show how to cross the street looking both ways. Have a month on fire safety and again, have a role play timing them to see how long it takes to get out of the building. Also, a toxic safety. Bring in items or pictures of things they may have around their house (such as medicine, bleach, etc) and explain safety rules. hmm..maybe I should be a 3rd grade teacher!!! Good luck.
My exchange student arrives this week, and I'm nervous. Last minute advice?
I was an exchange student a few years back, so I have some suggestions. First of all, most students are coming from far away, and they may have to deal with jet lag or at the very least a long plane flight. Expect your student to be very tired when she arrives, and don't plan to do any big activities on the first day she is there. If possible, you and your husband should both go to the airport to pick her up, so she can meet both of you at the same time. Because she will be tired when she arrives (and I'm assuming she is not a native English speaker), she will most likely be very quiet. This is totally normal! Depending on her level of English, she may be very quiet for a few weeks, as she gets more comfortable with speaking English. Exchange students often say that the first few weeks are just exhausting, because their brains are working overtime to process the new language and culture.
Encourage your exchange student to call or send her parents an e-mail to let them know that she got to your home okay, and after that don't encourage her to have frequent contact with home. It may seem strange, but it is very hard to acclimate to a new culture and family if you are still mentally at home. Our exchange organization recommended that we not talk to our parents back home for a couple of months, and after that to keep contact minimal. I found it helpful not to talk to my parents very often because I tended to get emotional, and homesickness was much worse after I talked to them.
Make sure you have your student's room set up and that she has a dresser and closet, or similar place to put her clothes. As much as possible, try to keep the room decorations (framed pictures, figurines, etc.) to a minimum so she can decorate the room as she wants. It can be very helpful to be able to put your own photos on the walls and to have a space that feels like your own.
Another thing you can plan on doing with your exchange student is show her around your neighborhood or city so she becomes familiar with the area. If there are public buses where you live, make sure she knows how to use them. If you have an extra bike, let her know that she can use the bike to get around if she wants to. It can be tough being an exchange students in the US because students aren't allowed to drive, and oftentimes have to depend on their host family for rides. That can lead to students feeling isolated. Try to help her be somewhat independent, whether that means riding a bike, walking or taking a bus somewhere. At the very least, take a walk around your neighborhood so she's familiar with her surroundings.
Let your student know that there will be house rules, and talk to her about them soon after she arrives, after she's settled in. She most likely will have had different rules at home, and it's important that she know what your expectations are in terms of curfew, chores, cleanliness (such as her room), safety, etc. Encourage her to invite her new friends from school to your house, and get to know them. The easiest way for her to learn English is to make friends who speak only English.
Plan on taking short or maybe longer trips so she can see more of the country. Depending on how much time and money you have to work with, you could take her to a state or national park, or show her local attractions, or drive to another city and show her around.
You will be a great host parent. The best host parents are the ones who are really excited about what they're doing. Don't worry -- I'm sure everything will work out great. :)
Wow, it looks like I wrote a book! Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions!
How many people would know the fire-safety basics after 10-months? Problem Solving?
At the beginning (t = 0 months), the number of people N who knew fire-safety basics were the eight firefighters. So,
N(0) = 8
After the first month (t = 1), 16 more people knew fire-safety basics. So,
N(1) = 8 + 16 = 24
After the second month, 32 more people knew fire-safety basics. So,
N(2) = 8 + 16 + 32 = 56
Note that all the terms in the sum are powers of two. That is,
N(2) = 2^3 + 2^4 + 2^5
So, after the third month,
N(3) = 2^3 + 2^4 + 2^5 + 2^6,
N(4) = 2^3 + 2^4 + 2^5 + 2^6 + 2^7
N(t) = 2^3 + 2^4 + ... + 2^(t + 3)
= 8 (2^0 + 2^1 + ... + 2^t)
N(t + 1) - N(t) = [ 2^3 + 2^4 + ... + 2^(t + 3) + 2^(t + 4) ] - [ 2^3 + 2^4 + ... + 2^(t + 3) ]
= 2^(t + 4)
= (16) (2^t)
N(t) = (16) (2^t) - 8
N(10) = (16) (2^10) - 8