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This past week we celebrated veterans day and learned about how the men and women who served in the armed forces are heroes.  We started out by reading the book Hero Dad and writing letters to two parents of our students that are veterans, thanking them for their service.  The writing prompt can be found here.

On Friday we created construction paper soldiers as well as got to check out a few military vehicles from the Army National Guard.  The art project can be found in this Veterans Day Unit pack here.

 

On Monday of this week we invited our friends and family who are veterans to come to a school-wide assembly where we could honor their service.  We sang My Country Tis of Thee and said the national anthem as well as our principal read a poem.  At the end of the day we wore headbands we cut out and colored out to the bus.  Teachers can find this headband activity here.


It has been a long week for me as I have been pretty sick for part of it.  However during the time I was in school we learned about election day, the voting process, and what majority and minority means.  We voted on our favorite holiday, and graphed the results.

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Then in preparation for veterans day we read the story Hero Dad and graphed about what soldiers are, can do, and have.  During our art time we made construction paper soldiers.

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The whole week we had several veterans day related centers.  Students read and completed emergent reader books using number words, colored soldier pages based on numbers 6-9, ordering numbers 1-10, and count the room using ten frames.  The veterans day centers come from Cara Carroll.

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Yesterday was Veterans day, and to say thank you for their service; our K-1 Class created tissue paper flowers and cut apart sentences in a form of a thank you letter for my cousin who is a vet from the first Iraq war.

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