Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fire Station Field Trip

I had high hopes that one benefit of moving to Japan would be no more field trips to the fire station. However, I was wrong. So being the good mom that I am I offered to help chaperon the field trip and off we went.

There are two 1st grade classes, totally 32 kids. I am not sure if the kids were more excited about the fire station or riding the train.

The kids got partnered up with someone and they were supposed to stay together the whole field trip. Obviously Sami was very happy with who she was assigned.

The time at the fire station started with a talk from the police chief. He answered the kids questions (with the help of a translator) and told the kids all about the fire station and the people who worked there. The questions the kids asked were funny. The kids seemed very concerned about the fire station catching on fire and if they had games like an xbox 360 to play while waiting for fire calls.

Then the kids got a tour where they were able to see where the firemen sleep while on shift and their workout room.
Then came the fun! We got to go see all the fire trucks and climb on them!
Then the teachers tried to get a class picture. As you can see, that didn't work out so well.
After everyone had a turn to climb on the firetrucks, try on the clothes and see everything, we said goodbye to the firemen and took the train back to school.
More pictures from the day can be seen here.


Jennifer said...

One things is for sure the fire stations look much like out however the firemen do not...firemen in the US are lets say good for the eyes..lolol

Thanks Alexis for sharing your experience w/ us. Can't wait to see what's next:)

Terri said...

they have to sleep on mats? uggh, can't imagine!

hey I'm having a giveaway at my place. While I'm not sure they will pay for shipping to Japan, I would kick in some to ship it to you ~ so come on by and send some commenters. I'd hate for these "career" freebie bloggers to get it! :o)