Happy Veteran’s Day to all who have served and continue to serve! 🙂 You are so loved and appreciated! 🙂 I wanted to share with you some of what I did with my little learners to introduce the concept of Veteran’s Day!
We read the book
A dear friend of mine is a Veteran and partners up with me to teach phonics, so I had her talk about her experiences in the army and read the story to my firsties!
We got misty! 🙂
Such a sweet story! 🙂
Next up, we worked on printables from my Veteran’s Day freebie! 🙂
We brainstormed about veterans based on our in class interview and the book we read.
*I thought it was adorable that several of my girls decided to make the clip art boy into a girl! :)*
We practiced this fluency passage I put together for them! 🙂
I went over the comprehension questions too, to help them add to their background knowledge about Veterans. Next week, I’ll send this home with them to practice with! 🙂
Next, we used the organizer to help us put together a ‘quick write’ on veterans.
|Student text: Veterans are helpful. They help other people. They love their families. They also love friends. They have loving hearts. They have a home. It would be cool to meet them.|
|Student Text: Veterans are heroes. They wear uniforms. They have a home. They could be in the army. They could fight. They are amazing heroes.|
|Text: Veterans are helpful and does a lot of dangerous jobs in the army. They have a strong heart. They love their families.|
I was really excited about how well they did. Typically, we take several days to publish something. These were all published in one day! 🙂
In the afternoon, I used the math sheets in the pack to review some previously taught skills! 🙂
We had a really good time using these printables! 🙂
If you’d like a copy of them for your room, please click HERE to download the freebie! 🙂
I also have a super cute craftivity for Memorial Day that I enjoyed using with my kiddos last year! 🙂
You can check that out on TPT by clicking HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! 🙂