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Pre-Schoolers Enjoy A Community Helper Vehicle Visit

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Jun 082013
 

Steve Cifarelli from the Highway Department gives high fives to the young visitors.

Steve Cifarelli from the Highway Department gives high fives to the young visitors.

Pre-school children at Mary L. Tracy School had some special visitors on Thursday. The weather cooperated beautifully for the final chapter of the students’ “Community Helpers” social studies pre-k curriculum.

In addition to learning about the work that the fire department, police, highway department, tow truck drivers and AMR Ambulance personnel do,  the students personally experienced both a hurricane and blizzard during the school year.

It is unusual for students to have such personal experiences to draw from in relationship to community helpers within their town.

With this event, students were able to identify community workers and associate them with a vehicle.

• Youth Officer John Aquino brought a Police Cruiser

• Orange Volunteer Firefighters brought the Engine 37 Fire Truck

• The familiar faces from AMR brought an Ambulance and Paramedic truck

• Highway Foreman Don Foyer and his crew from the Orange Highway Department brought a Plow, Payloader, Bucket Truck, and Backhoe.

• Bruneau’s of Milford brought in a heavy duty Tow Truck.

The children were able to climb in and on all of the vehicles, talk to the drivers and get all the answers they needed to any questions they had.

It’s hard to tell who had more fun the children or the community workers. This day was a great end to an important lesson in the Pre-K curriculum.

 

Total Vehicles:    9    Total workers:  12