Tuesday, 4 November 2014

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.

Other Remembrance Day books I hope to share with my class include:


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.

For more Remembrance Day inspiration, check out these blogs:

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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!