Begin the lesson by asking children how do we hear sounds? (ears)
Why is it important to hear sounds? (sound tells us something)
Play the sound of a baby crying. Ask students what is the sound? (a baby crying) What is the sound telling us? (the baby is hungry, needs a diaper change)
Listen to several of the different sounds. Ask children what is the sound and what is the sound telling us? (baby crying, fire truck/ambulance siren, car horn, alarm clock, door bell, snoring)
Play the sound of the smoke alarm as the last sound. Ask children what is the sound? (a smoke alarm) What is the sound telling us? (there is smoke/fire) What should you do if the smoke alarm in your home sounds? (get outside, stay outside, go to your outside meeting place)
Review the important steps for children to take if the smoke alarm sounds
Stop what you are doing – even if you are sleeping
Go to your outside meeting place where you will meet your family
Stay at your meeting place until a grown-up you trust tells you it is OK to leave.
Review all the sounds discussed during the lesson. Have the students identify the smoke alarm sound and say what to do if the smoke alarm sounds.