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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Veterans Day Power Point

To help my firsties understand Veterans Day a little more, I created a power point of this holiday.
Here's a preview of some of the slides in the power point...

I thought it would be a good idea to add some writing to go with the power point, so there's a tree map for creating sentences to describe what the kids took away from the power point.

I don't know about you, but I LOVE using the tree map organizers to help my kiddos create their own sentences and stories.  If you haven't checked the info on the soldier craft project from Deanna Jump's unit, google it!  They're terrific!

Thanks to all those who serve our country....
both the families who sacrifice the time away from their loved ones and the soldiers that keep us safe!
God Bless!

11-9-13:  Please note that I've updated the PowerPoint links to a dropbox link instead of the 4 shared....
thanks !


  1. Thank you so much. I will share this with my students. We are making cards for a WWII veteran who is going to DC on the flight of honor this week. So excited to use this powerpoint to get them ready to create the cards!

  2. Thank you so much for the power point.

  3. Thank you so much! I will be adding this to my plans for this week.

    Quench Your First

  4. Great power point! I'll use this in my plans this week!

    Sally from ElementaryMatters

  5. Thank you so much! It's extremely useful. I'll share it to my kids these days. You did the excellent job.

  6. This is AWESOME!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your hard work!!! Can't wait to use it this week:)

  7. THANKS!!!!!!!

    I'm a new follower and can't wait to explore your blog! :)

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  8. Thanks for sharing the powerpoint! I shared it with my first graders and they loved it!

  9. THANK YOU!!!

    I have searched for meaningful ways to teach my 2nd graders about Veteran's Day. And yes, just a few days ago I found the soldier project by Deanna Jump. But still, I lacked the content. I so appreciate that you shared this powerpoint!!!

  10. Oops, I just learned something new from your power point. I've been spelling Veterans Day wrong!!!


  11. Great Post! It was linked over at my blog....

    Come visit!;)

  12. Thanks for the PowerPoint. I showed it today and the kids loved it. Of course I had to share it with my first grade team and they all thought it was awesome!

  13. What an interesting way to help young people understand. I'm not sure what the 'tree map' is or how it works though.

    Thank you for your kind words - my daughter is in the Navy!

    I came here from the "Teaching Blog Addict" site because this is a great idea for our Linky Party too this week. The theme is 'Veterans Day' this time.

    Would you like to add your post to our site? We're somewhat new, yet getting good traffic already and ranking very well for the search engines.

    We'd love to host your 'link' there this week too!

    Pam Hoffman

  14. So glad you are finding things useful! We had a great time using the power point and creating DeAnna's Veteran. We'll use the tree map this week (ran out of time on Thursday) to develop our sentences to write about Veterans...we use the tree map to organize our thoughts and come up with sentences using Veterans and then one of the verbs...for instance...
    Veterans are kind. Veterans are people who serve our country. etc.
    Thanks for all your kind words! Hope you all had a blessed Veterans Day!

  15. THANK YOU for sharing this resource with us...perfect for my Kdg friends!

  16. I am having a difficult time downloading this powerpoint!

  17. I came across this powerpoint and would LOVE to download and use it with my first grade class. However, I am having some trouble downloading it! Help!

  18. Try this link to see if it works better for you :)



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