I’d like to introduce you to my newest writer at Better in Bulk – my 10 year old daughter, Reese, who just happens to know a LOT about being a good safety patrol.
Reese has been eager to start blogging like me (she is an awesome writer of fiction, and I might just convince her to share some of her short stories here in the future) and today we took the plunge, showed her the ropes around here, gave her a few topics to chose from and started #ReeseWrites.
As a 5th grade patrol with duties before and after school, Reese’s main responsibility is to make sure that the younger kids who are walking to school and back home each day get where they need to go safely. She was one of the first patrols in her grade to pass off the patrol certification, and she is passionate about being a good patrol!
Now it’s time to turn the time over to Reese:
How to be a good safety patrol
Being a patrol can be tough sometimes because you have to get up early every day and leave on time to get to post before the other kids start walking to school. Being a patrol can also be so much fun because you get to see some of your friends and spend 20-25 minutes with them in the morning and afternoon. You also get to miss a little bit of class!
I personally think that being a patrol is both tough and easy, but I really just like to laugh and have a good time. Being a patrol makes me happy, and I hope I can make other people be happy and safe. I like being a patrol and hope that the time won’t pass by too quickly because it’s really fun.
Here are some tips for being a good safety patrol:
10 ways to be a good patrol
- Always show up to post on time
- Do all of your regular duties and anything else the adult crossing guard asks you to do
- Be nice to the people around you
- Demonstrate responsibility to the younger kids (be a good example and do what you want them to do)
- Respect the school building and remind other students to, too
- Don’t be loud or too silly
- Never let kids cross the street by themselves
- Do your part to prevent accidents and help kids when they need help
- Pay attention to what’s going on around you
- Wear your belt and badge proudly (remember that other kids are watching you)
Were you ever a safety patrol?
Have any topic ideas for #ReeseWrites? Leave your questions or suggestions and Mom will pass them on!
PS: Just like my mom, Lolli, “Reese” is my nickname on the blog, just to be safe. I love the internet but Mom always reminds me to be safe and not give out too much information!
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