Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Veteran's Day

When I was in college I fell in love with a boy who I had known for quite a few years.  Unfortunately, we didn't end up together in the end (long, unnecessary story at this point) but my feelings never went away. He was in the army and was deployed twice.  He passed away June 23, 2008. 
Since that time I have found it very difficult to do lessons and activities with my students on Memorial Day and Veteran's Day. So I've just moved past those days like they were just another day off school, but they are so much more. Last year my wonderful co-teacher taught the lessons but I was still able to be in the room.  This year I'm going for it. My lessons are written and copies are made for tomorrow's Veteran's Day lessons.  The students I teach (8 years old) only know a country at war.  It is important that they understand how brave these soldiers, how proud we should be of them, and how we should always remember and never forget them. 
I pulled all my lesson and activities for tomorrow from somewhere online and now I'm pulling together some great Veteran's Day activities from some of my favorite blogs that I follow to share with you. Make sure to check out their resources and great blogs!

Veteran's Day Choice Board from ashleigh's education journey
Veteran Acrostic Poem from Cooperative Learning 365

 Veteran's Day Bubble Map from Ginger Snaps

1 comment:

Julie said...

Thinking of you tomorrow.