Gaku had visited the Civil Defense Museum and Fire Station with his mum. He showed photos from his visit of the fire engines, firefighters and an ambulance. Amanda asked why there was an ambulance at a fire station, Keshav suggested it was to help the fire fighters rescue people. We then discussed the team work needed for these type of rescue situations.
To continue on the same theme Sophia brought in an ambulance the next day. She showed us all the special instruments that are used inside an ambulance by the paramedics. Sophia shared some pages from a non-fiction book about helicopter ambulances too. We discussed the need for helicopters in a rescue team when roads are blocked.
Siu shared about chefs using team work to cook delicious foods. We brainstormed the many roles of people involved in restaurants and came up with the chefs which might be specialised in certain foods, servers and cleaners.
Jiwoo showed us her toy dentist set and explained what the different tools were for. We discussed visits we have had to the dentist.
Zahin showed us some pictures of his family on trips together. Some of us were very interested to find out how the background of the picture was added. This is something we will look into more at some point soon.
We have been doing some research in class about different community helpers that we were interested in finding out more about. We noted down our questions, then researched in books and on the iPads and computers to find answers to our questions.