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. This is the 'mid' version. I have an easier version and a more challenging version that I will send home too. I didn't include those in the pack. I think I'm going to just make a bundle of the ones I've made this year into a whole pack! :) The kids really love them!!
Next, we used the organizer to help us put together a 'quick write' on veterans.
|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! :)
Mrs. Russell's Room-First Grade