This has been a time of thoughtfulness, caring, and remembering. In my class, we have spent the last week talking about veterans and about peace and freedom that we gained because of their sacrifices. My heart was warmed when students began to make connections and share what they had learned with others. Here are some models that they created at home and brought to school for sharing after we talked about Flanders Fields and poppies.
Here are some poems they wrote about poppies and why we wear them on November 11th. They also colored this picture of the last post.
Here are some posters that were created using 3 or more pictures that were the choice of the student. They were asked to design a poster for Remembrance Day. I was very impressed with the results. The thoughtfulness was very moving.
Today we had the day off and the opportunity to visit the cenotaph and participate in the Remembrance Day ceremony. The legion put together the celebration and the various organizations participated in a parade and the laying of the wreaths.
The cadets from the various military groups stood guard at the 4 corners of the cenotaph. The girls guides, brownies, boys scouts and cubs placed poppies on the cenotaph and the various organizations and military groups laid wreaths around the cenotaph after the ceremony ended.
I loved seeing the children placing their poppies. Several of my students had this opportunity. I know that it really meant something to them.
Thank you for sharing this time with me. Heartfelt thanks go out to all the veterans, and their families, and friends. Words cannot express what your sacrifices have meant to all of us.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.