Monday, November 11, 2013

Remembrance Day in my class 2013

 Every year across Canada, the school day before Remembrance day (some places may have school on the actual day in Ontario I think), students participate in an act of remembrance. At my new school, this is a whole school K-12 assembly in the high school gym. Each class presents a wreath, cross or other item to put on the cenotaph. My class created these super cute coffee filter poppies (inspired by pinterest).

To make I water down some red paint and each student painted two filters. We allowed to dry over night (twice after school I loosed from the paper to ensure they wouldn't tear in the morning).

Once dry each student was handed two random folded filters to cut the corners off to give the illusion of petals.

 These were them glued together and a black poppy centre with their name in the middle was applied to the top. These were allowed to dry overnight again to be put on the wreath in the morning.

Friday morning before our assembly with the help of a few students, we glued, crunched, and stapled for extra strength the poppies to the cardboard oval I'd prepared. We added a few leaves to bare spots to fill it out nicely. What do you think?

While we were assembling the wreath, my students coloured and read their ten little poppies Emergent readers. For some of my class it was too easy, but it was an excellent review for those who are still struggling with the lower numbers.

After the assembly we continued our math review with this double sided number match page from my Remembrance day activity sheet pack. My kids did really well counting. They used a variety of strategies to make sure they didn't miscount the poppies. This girl checked them off, another crossed them out, and several circled them. Such great thinking!

 EDIT- This resources mentioned in this post have since been MERGED into this LARGE bundle.

Remembrance Day Activities Decor and Crafts BUNDLEThis Remembrance Day Bundle is designed to be used as part of your November activities in Canada and the UK for Remembrance Day.

Includes a 3D wreath! (Also useful for Anzac Day, Veterans Day and Memorial Day.)

 This contains all the activities of the original, but all have been updated and now include additional activities to differentiate our classrooms according to our individual needs.

The original download was 25 pages, this is now 135 pages and growing!

KWL (colour & B&W)
Reading choices (colour & B&W)
2 Emergent Readers
Writing Pages (colour & B&W)
Colouring Pages
Math Numbers to 20
Brag Tags (colour & B&W)
Classroom and Bulletin Board decor
Scrambled Sentences Product
Missing Numbers +/- Product.

Remembrance Day Series LINKS
Craftivitity ONLY
Lest We Forget Banner
Emergent Reader
Colouring FREEBIE
Scrambled Sentences
Number Sense Missing Numbers

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