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Jenn's Class and the Traffic Light
We had an exciting day on the playground! While we were playing outside, we noticed that there were two city trucks sitting at opposite ends of the intersection. We watched the workers up high in their cherry picker baskets working on the stoplights. Before long, we noticed that the workers were replacing the old stoplights with new ones. The workers noticed that we were watching them and they started waving to us from above! Our studio teacher, Rachel, happened to be out on the playground with us and she went down to talk to the workers. Jason, one of the electricians, came over to the playground with one of the new stoplights for us to look at. Jason said that he and his three coworkers are all trained electricians and he explained how the light works. He even opened up the panels so the children could see the wiring inside.