Susan Bailey and her second grade class of twenty seven students in Oregon, MO have nominated Dave Baker, the owner of Baker and Sons Trucking, to be the Trucker Buddy of the Month.
Ms. Baker explains what he does for her and the class. “Our class will
track the movements of Mr. Baker, discuss where he visits, learn about
land marks, and how to use a road map. Mr. Baker visits our class several
times a year. He has been on the road since December 27th. During his
recent travels, he has traveled through Massachusetts, Virginia, West
Virginia, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. He brought the children post cards,
magnets, and a real baby alligator head for our new classroom pet. The
children were thrilled and excited to hear his stories, facts, and receive his
generous gifts. Mr. Baker's wife, Beth coordinates his business and sends
him out on his trips.”
The children were excited to see his big red truck and reefer.
They went inside the sleeper and were amazed that he had a
refrigerator, microwave, two beds and lots of movies. Trucker
Dave also showed them where he keeps his snack container
the class gave him for Valentine's Day.
The students in the class see first-hand the truck that he
drives, where he lives while on the road, and all the technology
that he uses to help deliver the products we all use. Mrs. Bailey's
class is the first to participate in this program at South Holt and
they are grateful that the Baker family has chosen their class to
participate in the Trucker Buddy program.
“The children also were able to see inside the back of his refrigerator
reefer and he told them about hauling loads that needed cold air.
As we visited in the classroom after the tour several comments were
made that he has a lot of buttons to control and they really liked the
shiny chrome! Trucker Buddy Dave brought the class 8 new
magnets for our display board in the classroom. During his last
3 week long trip, we received many emails and pictures for our wall.
Our class looks forward to hearing from our Trucker Buddy Dave!”