November 3, 2015

Veteran's Day is right around the corner!!

Hello all!  I'm sure many people are planning for next week, including Veterans Day.  I always thought finding meaningful Veteran's Day book for Kindergarten was a little tricky.  The was until I found the book Hero Dad.  I love this story!  I think that children at five and six years of age can relate to the story easily by recognizing why their own Dad is a Superhero to them.  Since I love the story so much, I decided to make some Hero Dad Extension Activities to highlight various parts of the book!
 Teachers can begin by discussing various branches of the military:

 Throughout the story, the child compares his Dad, as a man in the army, to a Superhero. Teachers can re-read the story and work with students to see exactly which characteristics were compared.

Students can make text-to-self connections for why they feel as though their Dad is a Superhero also!

 Finally, have your students make their own personal Veterans Memorial! Each student will be provided with the clip art for each of the branches in the military shown below and American flag kids.  The kids can color and cut the imagines themselves - keep the rectangle on the bottom, that will be taped onto the construction paper to help the veterans stand up!!  Fold along the clip art and rectangle and glue the rectangle to the construction paper.  Glue a popsicle stick to the back of each clip art to ensure they stand up correctly!  I also reinforced with tape around the front and the back of the veteran.

Thank you for stopping by!  Happy Veterans Day to all, especially to those who served!!

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