Station 7: How We Get to School
HOP! HOP! HOP!
How do you get to school?
There are lots of ways to get to school! You can ride the school bus, walk, bike, skateboard, or scoot!
You can find all information on Olympia School District Transportation HERE
MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THESE SAFETY TIPS WHILE YOU WALK AND ROLL TO SCHOOL:
Safe Rolling Tips:
• Wear a properly fitted helmet.
• Ride in the same direction as traffic.
• Walk your bike in crosswalks.
• Look left, right, left for traffic.
• Use hand signals when turning and stopping.
• Make eye contact with drivers.
Safe Walking Tips
• Walk on the sidewalk.
• If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic.
• Cross at intersections and use the crosswalk.
• Before you cross the road, check left, right, left for traffic.
• Make eye contact with drivers.
• Walk, don’t run.
• Stay alert! Don’t use a phone or wear headphones.
• Wear reflective gear and bright clothing.
• Plan a safe route and stick to it.
WATCH THESE VIDEOS THAT TEACH YOU HOW TO TRAVEL SAFELY!
These fun safety videos star Intercity Transit’s T-Rex!
Hand Signals- https://youtu.be/rUNRqvMpeJA
Helmet Fit- https://youtu.be/JC2Dl6xFn_k
Pedestrian Safety- https://youtu.be/3v_Zl5T9FUI
ABC Quick Check- https://youtu.be/Ro-bujnEXZ8
You can also use this Helmet Fit Test if you are cycling or doing other wheeled sports:
HOW CAN YOU MAKE THE WALK TO SCHOOL FUN?
Try these five fun activities!
- Choose a different route.
- Play I spy with my little eye…
- Look for rain puddles – do you dare JUMP?!
- Clean up the neighborhood! Bring a spare bag and gloves and pick up litter.
- Copy the leader.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO WALK AND ROLL SAFELY?
Whenever you are walking or rolling (cycling, scootering, skateboarding, etc.), it is important to protect your body – and a helmet really helps to protect your head when you are wheeling! And being alert when you cross the road (not looking at your cell phone!) can keep you away from cars. You want to avoid a TBI. A TBI is a TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY. TBIs can be caused by lots of accidents – cycling, car accidents, sports incidents – and can have lasting effects. The Washington TBI Council offers lots of resources for prevention and dealing with TBIs. You can find all the information HERE.
WELCOME TO BRAIN ADVENTURES WITH MYLIN!
In these adventures you can learn how your brain works and how you can protect it.
Print out the materials, watch the three adventures and take the quizzes!
You can also go behind the scenes to view how Adventures with Mylin was created! CLICK HERE!
LET’S GO RIDE A BIKE!
Want to ride around the community and need some more information? Here is a great link to local bike maps, bike shops, and anything bike-related you might like to read from the Thurston Regional Planning Council.
BOOKS TO READ TOGETHER
The Berenstain Bears: Safe and Sound! by Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain (Illustrator)
Brother Bear and Sister Bear love to ride their skateboards. When their usual skating park closes, the only place left to ride is a neighborhood spot where helmets are not the fashion! Will Brother and Sister forget Mama’s advice about putting safety first?
Franklin Rides A Bike by Paulette Bourgeois, Brenda Clark (Illustrations)
At the beginning of spring, Franklin and all his friends have training wheels on their bikes. But soon Franklin is the only one who can’t ride without them. Every time he tries he falls down, and he’s beginning to get discouraged. His mom finally convinces him to keep with it, and Franklin finally rides on his own.
Find the Library book HERE.