Our teacher loves to connect learning to the real world. When our theme topic is “Community Helpers”, it is wonderfully real for the kids to have our own Moms and Dads come and share their talents and interests. This firefighter Dad arranged to have a ladder truck visit the kindergarten class right in the community center parking lot! It was a short walk out the door to where we could take a close-up look at firehoses, ladders, heat sensing viewers, jaws of life, radio earphones, and yes – climb right up in the truck! All of this was done together with a Dad we already know and love, and his firefighter friends.