The “Can Do” Kids all came to attention when Policewoman Paula came into the classroom.
“Good afternoon Miss Pat,” said Policewoman Paula. “Good afternoon Policewoman Paula,” answered Miss Pat.
“Thank you for coming to speak to the class about school bus manners. We are taking a class trip tomorrow and I want the children to be on their best behavior on the school bus we rented for the trip. Not all of my class takes a bus to school. Many of them walk or come by car, with a parent. I am not sure everyone knows how to behave on a school bus.”
Policewoman Paula smiled and said, “I’m happy to speak to the class about school bus manners. Let me begin by saying that those of you who ride the school bus every day need to set an example for your classmates who don’t ride the school bus regularly. Everyone must follow the regular safety rules for bus riders. They are:
- No talking at all near a railroad crossing
- No loud talking
- Keep feet under you and arms close to your body
- Put books and book bags where they cannot fall
- Avoid talking to the driver except when the bus is stopped or in an emergency
- Sit quietly in your seat until the trip ends
- NEVER stick anything out the bus window or throw things out of it.
- Never lean on windows and never open them without permission from the driver
There are a few other things you all need to remember when taking a class trip:
- Make sure you know when and where the bus will leave and be there in plenty of time.
- Once you get where you are going, always stay with your group.
- When you get where you are going remember to pay attention to the bus you arrived on in case there are many buses parked there when it is time to go home.
Class, if you remember to practice these school bus manners you will have a safe, fun trip”!
Miss Pat thanked Policewoman Paula for coming and the class thanked her too. As Policewoman Paula was leaving she turned and said, “Have a great time. I wish I were going with you.”