Before our trip, we reflected on what we had learned about road safety from our prior experiences, the book Look Out on the Road, and our class field trip to Orchard Road.
We also read a new book called Jonathan Cleaned Up - Then He Heard a Sound by Robert Munsch. This book is an imaginary story about a subway train. It prompted us to think about our real experiences on the MRT in Singapore.
The MRT is better because:
- "it's a long way walking" (Sofia)
- "we don't have to do anything" (Sen)
- "in the MRT, you hold and cannot fall or bump your head. It's very faster." (Gabriella)
- "it's good for your body because your body can get stronger like at basketball and different games." (Nathan)
- "if you walk all day you can be faster and the winner in a race." (Sen)
- "we can grow taller" (Misha)
- "you can get stronger and you can also run" (Keshav)
- "walking is not so fast and you don't fall down" (Eiji)
- "Bus [is best] because you are sitting" (Sen)
- "The bus has an up level. When it's a long ride you can go on the top." (Isabel)
- "Taxi [is best] because you won't fall down. It's squishy." (Eiji)
- "Car [is best] because if you're going a long way all you have to do is turn the steering wheel and press something to go and stop." (Keshav)
We each recorded our personal ideas in our unit of inquiry journals with drawing and writing: