|What is a Danger Zone?|
Ben from New Hampshire had a great question just in time for school:
Dear Sparky: My mom told me to stay out of the "danger zone" when getting off the bus. What is the "danger zone" anyway?
Dear Ben: That's a great question! There are certain areas where it is hard for the bus driver to see you when getting off the bus. These areas are called the "Danger Zone." Stay five giant steps away from the side, front, and back of the bus at all times! This is a smart way of staying safe!
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Hey kids! It's back to school time and you know what that means... time to hop on the bus for a ride to school. Before you do though, it is important that you use bus safety both in and around the bus.
|Remember these eight bus safety rules and you'll be back to school cool:|
- Take your time going to the bus stop…try and get there five minutes before the bus arrives, this way you won't need to rush
- While waiting for the bus, make sure to stay five giant steps from the curb until the bus has stopped.
- Leave enough space between you and the person in front of you while getting onto the bus. PS - Pushing and shoving won't get you on any faster!
- Stay seated while the bus is moving. Go right to your seat and stay there until the bus stops.
- Keep your backpack and other stuff out of the isle so people walking on and off the bus won't trip on your stuff.
- Make sure to keep your arms, legs, ears, paws…and other stuff inside the bus.
- When you get off the bus, make sure the bus driver can see you at all times. If you are crossing the street, make sure the driver knows you are crossing, and stay five giant steps in front of the bus so the driver can see you. "Stay away from the Danger Zone!"
- If you drop something near the bus, do not try to get it. Tell the bus driver, or wait for the bus to pass, then when the road is clear you can pick it up.
|Create your own 3-D School Safety Scene.|
safe on the bus is so important! Have fun, and show your friends how you
keep safe on the bus by creating a 3-D safety scene!
What you need: Construction paper, scissors, ruler, glue, stapler, pencil, pen, and markers.
What to do:
- Use three pieces of different colored construction paper.
- Take one piece of paper and turn it on its side. Use your ruler to measure and cut one-inch off the right edge (if you need help, ask a grown-up). On the middle of the page, draw a bus close to the bottom of the paper. Leave enough space on both sides of the bus to staple the three pieces of construction paper together later on!
- Take another piece of paper and turn it on its side. This time, use your ruler to cut two inches off the side. This piece of paper is for things that keep you safe on and off the bus. Draw a stop sign, crosswalk, street sign, or children lined up properly waiting for the bus. Draw these on the left side and the right side of the piece of paper.
- Use your last piece of paper (the one you haven't cut) to make the background. Be creative and make it fun! What do you see when you drive the bus to school? Maybe some trees, mountains, houses, buildings, or a cute dog (with spots)?
- Now connect your three pieces of paper. Place the background in the back then the bus in the middle. Finally, the safety signs go in the front. Use your stapler to staple the three pieces of paper together. Presto! Your very own safety scene!
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