Thursday, December 8, 2011

Writing to Soldiers

I learned a lot from my students today. For the month of December, I decided REI needs to give back to others, so...

We made cards for soldiers ...

The kids loved the idea, but I had to explain a lot to them.. First, they did not understand the concept of Deployment or what that means... We looked at the Calendar and discussed how the seasons change and then the students understood that an individual could be deployed for a year or longer...

I also read to them stories from children who have parents serving in the military. The students loved the idea of making cards and sending them over seas!

One of my students shared his father is serving in South Korea, which we did not know and wouldn't have known, if I hadn't did this lesson... My students continue to teach me things too..


We are sending cards to Kuwait.. How do you give back during the holiday season?

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