Reminding students to be thankful for our veterans is easily shown with this great bulletin board that showcases veteran families throughout the classroom!
“To celebrate Veterans and Veterans Day, students and staff were challenged to personally thank a veteran for his/her service to our country and ask to have a picture taken with the veteran.
Pictures were posted on the bulletin board. The bulletin board was decorated with construction paper, stars, images on the American flag and pre-purchased bulletin board border.”
How can you use this board with your students?
- Even if students don’t have a veteran within their own family, each student can still participate by actively seeking out a veteran to make that connection.
- Have students write out 5 interview questions and answers they received when talking to their veteran.
- Invite all the veteran participants in to the school on Veteran’s Day for a school assembly to celebrate and thank them all in one united location.
Thankful for Their Sacrifice
- White bulletin board paper: As a background for the bulletin board and images that are to be mounted.
- Star trim bulletin board border: Showcase the stars appropriately with this border.
- Star cut outs: Red, white, and blue of course for our patriots.
- Colored copy paper: Print the title and hang on the board in the middle.
Steps to Set Up:
- Begin by placing the white background on your empty board.
- Add the border around the edges.
- Create your title “Thankful for our Veterans!” in a word processing program and print on colored copy paper. Place in the middle of the board.
- Collect all the pictures of students with veterans and add to your board in any manner.
- Once the pictures are set, add the star cut outs randomly to fill some of the white space.
Putting a face and a story with a veterans helps students to understand the sacrifice our veterans (and their families) have made a little better.
Challenge students to meet as many veterans as possible and hear their stories. The appreciation for our armed services will increase as a result.
How else could you use this bulletin board idea in your school? Feel free to leave a comment below.
Submitted by: Frances