Sunday, December 2, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Dana's alarm clock went off and she rolled over to to push the off button.It was a crisp and cool morning in November and Dana was getting ready for school.She put on her shoes stuffed her lunch box in her backpack.Dana sent a text to Jody as she grabbed some toast and egg sandwich.She texted Jody so they could meet at the bus stop that is 2 blocks away. Dana always walked on the sidewalk to the bus stop.Sometimes cars and trucks parked in the street on Dana's street.Jody walked in the street and told Dana to do the same. Jody locked the front door of her house and ran across her yard to meet Dana who was close by. Jody walked with Dana for a minute on the sidewalk and then crossed over into the street.Dana remembered what her parents told her about street safety,so she stayed on the sidewalk. Jody was talking to Dana and suddenly Jody's keys dropped on the street.Jody bent over to pick up her keys. A big Ford Expedition was pulling out from the street at the same time.The driver could not see behind the vehicle and almost hit Jody!Dana saw what was happening and yelled to Jody, "watch out!!". Jody barely got out of the way in time.The driver came to see if she was alright and Jody said yes. Dana and Jody ran to the bus stop area on the sidewalk.They told their friends on the bus what had happened. Why is it important to be safe in the street? Was it a good idea for Dana to watch out for her own safety instead of listening to her friend? Is it good to listen to your ipod or talk on the cellphone while walking in the street?