Monday, November 12, 2012

Kindergarten Veterans Day Lesson Plan

Happy Veterans Day!  I think it is very important to teach our kindergarteners about Veterans day because of the service, dedication and sacrifice our troops have done for us so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today.  Yesterday, I was flying back home from a trip and saw some men and women in military uniform.  It looked like they were returning home from their deployment.  I wanted so badly to go up to them to thank them for their service, but chickened out because I was too afraid.  Because I chickened out and didn't thank them in person, I thought I'd make it up to them by instilling a sense of thankfulness in my kindergarteners.

Here's what I did for Veteran's Day:

I showed my students my powerpoint about veteran's day. Here are samples of the slides.

CLICK HERE to get my Veterans Day Powerpoint.
CLICK HERE  to download this from my TPT store.  

We brainstormed some characteristics of a good soldier:
protects us
serve our country
hard worker

Then we integrated some writing and art to go along with our new understanding of Veterans day.
Materials needed:
White paper:  1 square for the shirt, 1 rectangle for the head, 1 rectangle for the hat.
Students cut them out to form the soldier.  
Click here to get my writing prompt.

I'd love to hear from you!  Let me know what you think!  How do you celebrate Veterans Day in your family or classroom?

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