On Wednesday K1KB took a trip down the road to see how other people in our school area move and why they do. Before we left we thought about the things that we might see . . .
We also discussed how we could keep ourselves and our friends safe on the street as we were walking along. Orchard Boulevard and Patterson Road are very busy places!
After our discussion, we were ready to go. We walked out of the school, down the hill and crossed the pedestrian bridge over Patterson Road. The view from the top was fantastic!
On the bridge we looked down from walkway to observe the movement of the cars on the road. We noticed that the people driving cars also have to follow rules to keep themselves and others safe. We pointed to the signs that reminded people about these rules as we walked and talked to our buddy about what they meant. Here some of the symbols we saw:
Crossing the road was proving to be a challenge as we could see 'no crossing signs' everywhere! Luckily, we had some experts in our class who knew we could cross the road at special pedestrian crossings. We needed to look for white lines on the road that meant traffic should stop for us or the 'walking green man' traffic sign.
Once we reached Wheelock Place we sat down to reflect on, sketch and write about all the different kinds of movement we were seeing. We went in groups of two with Ms. Karla to the side of the street where we could look at the movement on the road, including the traffic lights, the vehicles, signs and people crossing the road together.
After a great trip we made our ways back to school. Watch this space to see the fantastic reflective work we have created about our trip!