We spent the morning talking about and doing Remembrance Day activities. While they were colouring in a wreath, I read to them some history on the wars that Canadians have fought in. Then I read the poem “In Flanders Fields”. We discussed what it meant and a talked a little bit about the author. I found a fictional letter from a soldier to his parents on an educational site, and so, we discussed what it would be like to be away from home under those conditions. All of the discussions took place while they were colouring – I find it easier to keep their attention that way. They were quite engaged and asked some good questions.
This is ds’s wreath. Dd hasn’t completed her’s yet.
Next they finger painted some poppies – they enjoyed that.