Let's Honor Our Veterans
Remote learning for WES on 11-3-2020
Remote Learning Day to Honor Veterans
Today is a remote learning day for WCS students. We will use our remote learning day in learning about and celebrating our veterans.
There are six things to do today. Follow the numbers to complete your remote day. We will see you back at school on Wednesday!
1. Watch a PBS video to learn about veterans.
Now watch Luke interview veterans who are family members of WES students.
2. Create a Veterans Day booklet
1. Color the pages.
2. Cut the pages apart.
3. Staple into a booklet by placing three staples along the left margin.
4. Read, enjoy, and share your booklet with friends and family members.
3. Learn about "The Star Spangled Banner", our national anthem
Listen to the recording of "The Star Spangled Banner". This song is our national anthem. It is sung at the beginning of sports events and other large gatherings to honor America's history.
After listening to the song, complete the color sheet OR foldable to honor veterans.
Thank You for your Service color sheet.
Listen and sing along to these songs to honor Veterans, the words
are here to help you.
If you'd like to dig more into the history, you can read about Francis Scott Key and what the words mean here.
Flag from Fort McHenry
4. Write a Thank You Card for Veterans
Kindergarten and first grade students ask an adult for help with the writing.
Words you might use in your writing are freedom, veteran, service, America, and thank you.
Give the card to your teacher, she will share with a veteran.
5. Enjoy this great read aloud story.
“The Wall” by Eve Bunting is a story about a little boy whose grandfather was killed in the Vietnam War. The young boy and is father visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Here is another link to the story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yijiNhcwDAQ&feature=youtu.be
6. Watch a video about why we have Veteran's Day.
For fun, listen to Mrs. St. John share about books about veterans in our library.
If you would like more ways to honor...
These activities are optional. That means you can do them if you would like.
Draw a soldier! A directed drawing for how to draw a soldier can be found at Art for Kids Hub How to Draw a Soldier Saluting.
The red poppy flower is a symbol of honor for the sacrifice our Veterans have made for our freedoms. A great opportunity to talk about gratitude and our country's history.
Red Tissue Paper Forever Flower
Use red tissue paper, fishing wire, and this video to make a forever flower to share with a Veteran.
1. Tear piles of red and black paper.
2. Add a circle of glue to your paper, press the red pieces of torn paper into the glue.
3. Glue smaller pieces of torn black paper to the center of the poppy.
4. Finally add a stem and set aside to dry.
One more Veterans Day Booklet you can print and complete.
2. Cut the pages apart
3. Staple the pages together to create a booklet.
4. Read and share your booklet.