We gathered for a school-wide celebration on Friday, honoring local Veterans with a touching assembly. Celebrating Veteran's Day is always bittersweet and a meaningful way to share our feelings and thoughts on the bigger things outside our little first grade world. I was so pleased to hear my little guys & gals making connections with freedom, rights, and most of all, telling me how "brave" and "heroic"they are going to be someday when they become pilots, commanders, and soldiers to protect our Red White, and Blue! We then watched a short video clip on President Obama placing the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. That led into a thoughtful discussion of Patriotic Symbols (seen later in the video) at Arlington National Cemetery. Our Symbols pictograph included the American Flag, the Eagle crest on marquee, honor wreath, military uniform, moment of silence, tribute song. I was lucky enough to
Of course we used the Pinterest-inspired solider anchor chart to get our thinking started! We labeled the solider with proper nouns and adjectives!
And speaking of Nouns, we did a fantastic NOUN sort which the kids absolutely LOVED! (Thanks Jodi for this fun freebie!)
|Jodi has more Veteran's day activities over at, Fun in First Grade!|
Then we wrote an Acrostic VETERAN poem during Work on Writing time.
After that, we made our own little USA Soldiers.
Even the Teacher grabbed her crayons and made her very own Soldier. The kids just LOVE it when we do that!
To Peace and Wisdom.
Happy Veteran's Day,