In a week's time our early years students will be taking part in their annual sports day. One of the stations will deal with road signs and symbols and will have them drive, the modes of transport that they created in art, through a road course (see Examples of Integration page for a detailed explanation of this integration). They must obey the road signs along the way and will be under the watchful eye of teachers and a volunteer policeman (our director Barry Sutherland). The road signs they have investigated so far are stop signs, yield signs, one way signs, railroad crossings, slow down signs, Cambodian elephant crossings (they love this one!), and traffic lights. They seem to be having a lot of fun.
Oh, the penalty box! These two boys ran four stop signs, a railroad crossing, refused to slow down when instructed, and cut off other motorists resulting in them being sent to the penalty box. After a good talking to about the importance of safety and the reasons why we must obey roadsigns, these two were given their licenses back and allowed to drive again. This time around they at least slowed down at stop signs before running them!
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.