Veteran’s Day is November 11 and it is a US federal holiday in which we honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
I honor my Dad for this special day. He served in the US army at Fort Lewis in the 1950’s.
Patriotic Songs in my Classroom
I felt it was important for my students to start out our day saying the pledge and singing patriotic songs. When I was in elementary school we had music in our classroom and we had music books to pick songs to sing. There were always patriotic songs in each grade level to learn, unfortunately this isn’t as common anymore. I loved patriotic songs and can still sing them all.
My I-Pod has a playlist for each month and I have a different patriotic song we would sing along with the lyrics and music. Often times I tell them how the song was originated. If there were story books to go along with it we’d read them. We watched songs and You Tube and used motions to help remember them too.
I make this into a mini unit during Veteran’s Day in November. We begin a writing project to servicemen overseas and hospitals.
Here is my song line-up…
September- This Land is Your Land-Studio Musicians-Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
October- America the Beautiful-Studio Musicians-Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
November-It’s a Grand Old Flag
November-It’s a Grand Old Flag -Studio Musicians- Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
December- This is my Country-Studio Musicians- Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
January- God Bless the USA- Various Artists-Kids Sing Songs for America (Lee Greenwood)
February-The Star Spangled Banner-Studio Musicians- Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
March-America (MY country Tis of Thee) Studio Musicians- Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
April- The Pledge of Allegiance-Studio Musicians- Americas Favorite Patriotic Songs for Kids
May- Theresa Jennings-You Are our Heroes-YouTube) played also in May for Memorial day and November up to Veteran’s Day.
Thanks Dad, My Hero!
My dad in Alaska Testing winter clothing 1950’s
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