I hope everyone is having a wonderful May!! Memorial Day is just a stones throw away. I am so proud to be a citizen in our wonderful country and I am so proud of the men and women who willingly give up their time, energy, and many times their lives to protect and serve our country. They are amazing!!
I also LOVE every opportunity to practice letter writing!!! Writing a soldier or a Veteran is a great way to squeeze letter-writing in and of course, it is a great for students to express themselves to others.
To celebrate, Memorial Day or Veteran's Day, we like to write soldiers that are in active duty or Veterans that we know. We go over the parts of a letter, and how to write a friendly letter, and what we want to say to our soldiers.
There are tons of soldiers or veterans that I am sure you probably know that you can send your students' sweet letters to. However, if you would like your own soldier to adopt or write to throughout the year, you can sign up at http://www.adoptaussoldier.org/. It is a non-profit organization that matches anyone with a soldier. It doesn't matter if you are a classroom, just one individual or a company. You can sign up!! Care packages and letters mean the world to these gals and guys and they need all the support and help we can give them. (Loving all of our soldiers out there!!)
To get you started on your letter-writing journey, here is a freebie just for you! Just click on the picture below!
How do you celebrate Memorial Day with you students? Tell us below in the comments! We would love to know!!!