|Veterans Day Bulletin Board on 11-11-11|
This week is Veterans Day. We will celebrate the day by honoring soldiers who have died in the line of duty, protecting Americans in the U.S.A. I will teach the kids all 5 branches of the military; Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, Marines. We will also share that they all have their own song (with lyrics) and their own cool uniforms. We listened to them and watched them march out with the flag on utube.
Then we wrote about what Veterans Day is For. We wrote about soldiers who are always protecting America around the world. I want the students to really remember how each branch of the military protects us in different ways; the Air Force with planes and helicopters, the Navy with ships and aircraft carriers and submarines, the Coast Guard with boats and divers, and the Army and Marines on the front lines of battle. We will talk about the elite Navy Seals and Special Forces and how tough and brave they are.
|A cute ABC Book with a Military Theme H is for Honor|
After writing, as a fast finisher, kids will do a Veterans Day crossword puzzle. We will discuss some of the vocabulary in the puzzle too. The link is at homeschooling for Veterans Day Crossword.
|Veterans Day Crossword|
Then I found a few neat handprint art projects I wanted to try. Both look very patriotic!
Also I found a fun wordsearch for fast finishers I will put on the back of the crossword puzzle. It is HERE at Family Fun Shop.
|Veterans Day Art Project - we decided to do a variation of the American Eagle below...saving the flag for Memorial Day!!!|
I also found a neat way to make free WRITING stationery. I put an eagle and stars on the borders to make a cute page for our writing project. It is found here at DLTK Kids.
|Another Veterans Day Art Project|
And to honor the memory of all our departed soldiers in the military we will be doing an art project using the American Eagle .....symbol of the U.S.A. I like the colorful tail feathers on the bottom of the American Eagle, so I would change those white ones to red, white and blue just for a more colorful bird. Then of course some red, gold and blue glitter on those tail feathers will add a lot.
The tutorial for Painting an American Eagle is HERE.
This kit for a Handprint Eagle is HERE at Oriental Trading. We didn't do this one, but it's really cute too.
the kids a video song from Tim McGraw honoring fallen soldiers in the line of duty called "If You're Reading This". It shows my students the sad part of the job of protecting people, and how some give the ultimate sacrifice, their lives in defense of America. That's why we honor them at Veteran's Day.
|We brainstormed all we knew about what Veterans in the Military do....|
|Here is our finished bulletin board on Veterans Day 11-11-11|
|We made American Eagle Handprints...|
|We wrote about Veterans we know....|
|We wrote about the Air Force, the Marines, and all the other branches of the Military....|
|We wrote about being Americans....|
|We are proud of our Veterans on this 11-11-11 Veterans Day|
|Lots of kids brought in military gear and photos for us to share!|
|Some kids wrote about their grandparents.....|
|My kids' grandpa was a navigator in the Air Force...Thanks Grandpa!|
|The Bulletin Board looks great...so patriotic!|
|Cool Eagle Handprint Art Project|
|This was a fast finisher Coast Guard Seal coloring page...we had all 5 to choose from...|
|We wrote about Veterans Day|
|I did not know the Marines are part of the Navy....did you?|
I'm very proud to be the daughter of an American Veteran. He's gone now and I miss him. But I honor him and all who served and still sacrifice for me and my family this very special Veterans Day 11-11-11. Thanks for sharing all your military memorabilia and precious photographs of men and women in uniform. Happy Veterans Day from our class to you!