Honoring Our Veterans
In Ms. Corron's class, the month of November is a time when the students and the teacher reflect on the many reasons for which they are grateful. As part of this reflection, her fifth graders take part in a variety of activities in which they have the opportunity to give thanks. In addition to the traditional essay writing about giving thanks, the children pause to honor our nation's veterans. Each student in Ms. Corron's class takes part in a unit of study about Veteran's Day. As a culminating activity, these students write letters of thanks to our country's veterans, and they create beautiful, patriotic Veteran's Day cards. These letters and cards are then delivered by Ms. Corron to the Northport Veteran's Administration Hospital where the VA staff shares them with our nation's heroes.