How do your students recognize veterans at your school? I like to talk about the branches of the armed services, the role that each has, and the jobs that people do. It’s a good reminder for students that people they know, moms, dads, and family friends may be involved in serving our country!
Students learn about the five branches of the military with this flip book and love learning interesting facts. (Did you know that John Glenn was a marine, or that the coast guard was formed before the navy?)
When I lived in Fayetteville, NC, the school I worked at had a special assembly where service members were invited in. Fort Bragg is in Fayetteville and many of our students were from military families.
We would write letters expressing thanks, and make these adorable crafts to ‘hold’ the letters! If parents were away on military duty, we would send the craft overseas to them. It was such a great connection for our students, and a very small way to say thank you for your service.
The crafts are for army combat, army formal, navy, air force and marines. One of these days I will need to make a coast guard too!
These crafts and flip book are all available from my store, and as a bundle so that you can save more!
What are some things you do with your students to commemorate and to honor our service men and women? I’d love to hear from you – drop your comments below!