Patriot Day {Sept. 11}, Prep, and Winners

How do you address September 11th in your classroom?  Each year, my school has a moment of silence.  It brings up a lot of questions from my little ones.  Some know what September 11th, now called Patriot Day, is all about... and others don't.  In the best way possible, I answer their questions.  Then, we complete a little project to honor the brave men and women who were lost that day.
I updated my heart the flag {a crafitivity} file to include a couple writing pages for Patriot Day:
and
Both pages are also available with secondary lines.
The pack includes the heart flag craft, as well as a bonus patriotic streamer:
I usually make the streamer with my class for Sept. 11th and hang them on a clothes line across my windows.  I've gotten a ton of compliments on them from others :)  My mom-in-law is actually the one who gave me the idea for the streamer a few years ago... she teaches K!

In other news... I'm hoping to have my room "picture ready" by the end of Monday... tomorrow... so I can finally post my "big" classroom reveal!  And so I can relax and work on a little pumpkin craftivity pack that I have brewing in my mind ;)

Here are some things that I've been preparing to finish off my room before the reveal:
{voice levels inspired by: Tricia Lyday; hand signals inspired by: Rachel Lamb; swirly cupcake tops from: Melissa Freshwater ; 4S line from: Valerie Noles}

As promised, I'm announcing winners today for my Five Days of Giveaways!
Thank you to all who donated, and to all who entered!
Congrats, ladies!  I'll be emailing you shortly :)

12 comments

Courtney said...

Love your crafts. Everything for your classroom looks great. I can't wait to see it!

Swimming into Second

Elizabeth said...

Can't wait for the reveal :)

Elizabeth
Fun in Room 4B

amandapreece said...

What a great writing and craftivity! I'm definitely purchasing this! Another way to address Sept 11 with your classroom is a special from Nickelodeon. The end of it is a little too much for younger students, but the beginning addresses the topic on a lower level.
Amanda
preecelovehappiness.blogspot.com

Greg said...

I love your crafts! I gave you a shout out on my blog today!

Greg
Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten

Sandy said...

This is so perfect and I can't wait to use it!!!! :-) I am always looking for great Sept. 11 resources! Thank you! I'm Harding over to tpt right now! :) Have a great rest of the day!!!

Sandy said...

Heading, not harding...?

Traci said...

LOVE that heart and flag!!!
❤Dragonflies in First ❤

Kimberly Santana said...

Your crafts are always so precious :)

Kimberly
The Learning Tree

Miss Nelson said...

I can't wait til the big reveal. Your room is going to be precious. I'd love for you to come enter my giveaways.

Corinna said...

Great ideas as usual:) I look forward to your reveal!

Aloha,
Corinna
Surfin' Through Second

kristin potamis said...

Interesting that sept 11 is now patriots day. There already is a patriots day in April. Massachusetts schools get the day off. There are even parades (and the boston marathon but they arent related) Love your ideas!!

Annie Moffatt said...

Teri!! Your crafts are so AMAZING!! I will be purchasing a few for our school year:) I am just not so talented when it comes to this stuff! Thanks for making these:)

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