Monday, November 11, 2019

Celebrating Veterans Day!

Today America celebrates Veterans Day. It is the day we honor the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Veterans Day is a national holiday.

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Photo by Mrs. Yollis

Veterans: Men and women who have served in the armed forces.
Soldiers: Men and women who are currently serving in the armed forces.

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Here is a link to a wonderful BrainPop

 video about America's Armed Forces.

What did you learn about the 
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard?

Here are some fabulous BrainPop "Make a Map" 
examples made in class!

Make a Map by Tali 

           Make a Map by Kasra


To help us learn about Veterans Day and the men and women who serve, I asked my students if any of their family members are in the military or are veterans. We honor our veterans and soldiers with this blog post! 

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Our superintendent

NAVY: Meet our district superintendent, Dr. Stepenosky. As you can see, he served in the Navy. From 1990 to 1994, he was on the USS Chancellorsville which was a guided-missile cruiser. It was 9,000 tons and had a crew of 330. Notice the destroyer in the background.

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Meet Archie's grandfather, Master Staff Sargent Schiller. He was drafted in the army during WWII, went to the officers training school in Fort Bragg, and then went to Europe to serve overseas. He was a writer and was very lucky to not see combat. Instead, he worked in office settings and in communications for the troops. He served 1940-1945 and came home at the end of the war. 

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Meet Evan's great-grandpa, Harry Dunstone.  He served in the Army during WWII and was stationed in Belgium. He passed away in 2016 at the age of 91.  

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Meet Emily F's Grandpa Charlie. He was in the Navy from 1952 to 1960. He was stationed at Treasure Island in San Francisco and was also on a big boat that went to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba before the Revolution. She said that her Grandpa doesn’t like to admit that he passed up on an opportunity to have lunch with Ernest Hemingway so he could go out to see Havana, the big town in Cuba. While on Treasure Island he worked in Intelligence and found out about the upcoming launch of a Russian satellite called Sputnik 1.

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Meet Darien's great grandpa, James, who served in the Navy in World War II. He is a veteran. He built his own house by himself and he loved to create stained glass art. Darien has many of his creations at home. He passed away before Darien was born. He must have been very brave and creative.

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Are any of your relatives or friends veterans?

Please tell us about them and thank them for their service!

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