We read a an informational article about a fox that lives in the city. We took notes on facts about this seldom seen neighbor. We read Chinatown, in which a boy who lives in Chinatown tells about the culture and activities in this very busy place. We noted the many ways the author described the sights, smells, and sounds of Chinatown.
We also read, A Trip to the Firehouse in which a class visits a fire house on a field trip. At the firehouse, they see different firetrucks and even help wash one. We also learned about firefighters in the past and compared them to firefighters today in our Scholastic News. Ask your child how firefighters are different now than in the past.
Fun Fact: Do you know why dalmatians are firehouse dogs? Dalmatians have a long history of working with horses. When fire equipment was horse-drawn, it made sense for a firehouse to have a dalmatian to direct the horses, keep them company, and guard the firehouse.