Today we took a wonderful trip into the community. We learned a little more about Aspen and all the parts that make it work and help keep us safe and happy!
RFTA bus rides with 36 first graders is an adventure in itself. Thanks Miss Kristin's class for hanging out with us all day!
First, a stop at the courthouse. Did you know that every law and every revision of every law is kept in the books at the courthouse? We know there are laws about going the speed limit! We learned that judges help people make decisions when they can't agree on something. Just like arguments between siblings. We know lots about those.
Next, a trip downstairs to the police station. We took a tour of the patrol room, learned what's hidden in a police officer's vest, and got to look inside a patrol car. We talked about using fire extinguishers, safety vests, tactical helmets, pepper spray, tasers, radios, and handcuffs. But the most important tool a policeman has is a good old fashioned brain!
Next off to Alpine Bank. You won't believe what we got to do! We each held a $100 bill AND a box of $500 in quarters. We learned about being smart with our money, saving for the future, but having a little fun too.
Now it's time for lunch. A stop at Taster's and Rio Grande Park. The folks at Taster's were kind enough to show us the kitchen, how to make pizza, and tell us a little about running a business.
Last stop, the fire department. We learned about old fire trucks like the one's in the museum. The new one's are much shinier. Then we got to sit in the two big trucks. They are HUGE!
Thank you Aspen! We had a fabulous day.