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Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day is a solemn occasion, but one that needs to be given top priority in the classroom in November.  I don't feel like most children really know what we are remembering on this day.  A true sign of their innocence as children.

A memorable story for me, is Erika's Story by Ruth Vander Zee.  I first heard this picture book when the librarian at a past school read it to my students.  It is the heart breaking tale of a woman who was a child during the Holocaust.

My students and I have been working with this book for a while, and will continue to do so until Remembrance Day.  Their final task will be to write in role as adult Erika sending a letter to her mother.

Finally, I saw this clip on YouTube for a pop up card.  I think that it's a great variation on a poppy wreath.  I plan on making these with my class on Thursday.

Interested in some blackline masters you can use with any Remembrance Day book?  Click the image or button below to get your copies.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for those great ideas, Angela. I'm pinning a couple of the books and the poppy card!