Each year we visit our airport and each year we create our own
airport at school.
This is the check in counter where we show our tickets and
have our luggage weighed and tagged. When it is ready it disappears
on a conveyor belt into the Baggage Security area. We can't take picutres
in there but the suitcases go through a big xray machine then out to
the cargo area.
At school we sell tickets and get the baggage ready to put on the plane.
We don't have a conveyor belt but we started thinking of what we could
use to make one. One child suggested rubber bands and tubes.
We learned the signals that the marshal uses to park the plane.
Outside we saw a yellow “T” on the ground where the plane needs to stop.
Back at school we practiced the signals for turning and stopping a plane.
We added a runway with lights then after visiting the airport we added the “T”.
Ready to fly?
Some of our destinations were to Hawaii, Mexico, Toronto,
Vancouver and the most popular Disneyland.
At the airport we were able to watch a plane land, taxi in, marshal to a stop,
unload and reload. It’s ready to head to Vancouver.
We saw where the pets are kept while waiting for their plane.
And what happens to the luggage after they are unloaded from the plane.
Back at school the flight attendants were busy taking snack orders
and providing reading materials for the long trips.
Thank you to Alex and Lesley for taking the time to show us
around the airport. And letting us pretend to be planes on the