Sunday, October 19, 2014

Veteran's Day

     We don't have Veteran's Day off any more. Some people complain about that but not at my school. We have  Veterans come to our school and we honor them. Each department decides how they want to participate and last year almost every department did something. The math department decided to make picture graphs and completely decorate the math and science hallways with them. We had about 700 pictures and it looked awesome! Below is a picture of two of our former students who visited and talked to classes about their experiences. We had at least a dozen Veteran's come and speak to our History/Social Studies classes and Reading/World Language classes. Each of our students met two Veterans during the day. Three of the veterans were from our staff.

Former Students.

     Our day started with an assembly. The whole school said the pledge of allegiance and then 2 students sang the National Anthem. We watched a video on the history of Taps. Then one of our students played Taps for everyone. Our fabulous chorus sang, God Bless America. Then all of our veterans were introduced and gave a short introduction to the students. The students learned more about them throughout the day. We all brought in food and we ate breakfast and lunch and several snacks all day. It was quite a spread! Our celebration started several years ago with just one veteran speaking and each year it just gets better and better. I can't wait for this year!!!     The graphs that the kids made were from Anthony and Linda Iorlano at teachers pay teachers. We did make changes and making some 4 quadrant graphs. I can't post the changes because of copyright. These were definitely worth buying! We had a total of four different pictures but I only have pictures of two of them.

Nice USA graph

This is a graph of the Iwo Jima statue. We had a discussion in class about that battle.
We did not change this one to 4 quadrants.

Not sure which department did these but they turned out nice.

     I would love to see and hear what you do for Veteran's Day at your school. All math ideas are welcome because I need something different or different graphs for our 8th graders to do.

Til next time,

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