To begin our Crisis unit on Monday morning the parents of  4th Grade gave their children these instructions.  
I want you to pretend that there has been a major earthquake in Singapore and it is too dangerous to stay here.  You have to leave your house very quickly, you only have 5 minutes to pack a bag with all the things that you think you will need.  You have no idea how long or how far you will be travelling before you reach safety.  You will not have any adults to help you on your road to safety; you will only have your classmates. Your parents cannot make any suggestions or help you in any way with your packing.  They cannot answer any questions and remember you have no idea how long you will be travelling.  Due to this crisis there is no transportation and every building is unsafe to hide in.

As you will see from the video the children all packed differently.  We took them to the park across the road where we continued the crisis.  They had to make shelters, get into groups, plan how to guard their belongings and more.  This is a video of 4SB's adventure.





 


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Marushka
20/04/2012 14:53

It was so fun doing this activity! I learnt what it feels like to be in the middle of an earthquake and what it would be like to camp outside. I wonder what it would be like if we were in a real earthquake! Hopefully that wouldn't happen. Now that I think about it, I wonder what Japan was like. It would have been very bad.

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Mr B.
22/04/2012 08:36

This was a very mature reflective comment Marushka, well done.

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Marushka
27/04/2012 14:46

Thank you Mr. B

Chiemi
24/04/2012 15:34

Wow! It seems like 4SB had a lot of fun in this experience!Now we all know what to do when there is a crisis!

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Sally
26/04/2012 14:33

it looks so fun.

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