“How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”
– Maya Angelou
Every Veterans Day for the last 5 – 6 years our third grade classes have walked to the nearby jr. high to look through their display of posters honoring service men and women from every student’s family. These posters are laminated and strung between the many trees in the schoolyard. The students walk respectfully and notice the different wars and the amount of service and sacrifice. They become silent in front of posters when they realize that that person was killed in battle. Last year we got to thank to Viet Nam veterans who were posing for pictures in front of their posters. It is a wonderful experience for the students. Inevitably they begin talking about who they could honor and why they should also be honored. This experience is an amazing vocabulary builder and so much more.
Here is a word of the day card to help honor our veterans in your classroom.
Many other word of the day cards are available at my TPT store.
A set of National Holidays cards is currently available for $2.00
A b/w version is also available.