Sunday, October 2, 2016

Patriotic Symbols Parade!

I'm gonna open with the fact that our school is on the news again! NBD.

Last year was the first year our group of kindergartners put on a patriotic symbols parade.  To wrap up our unit on American Symbols, each class selected a symbol (Flag, Bald Eagle, Liberty Bell, Statue of Liberty) and made a banner/costume to wear as we walked through the halls of the school showing what we'd learned.  

PreK, 1st-5th grade students and parents lined the hallways cheering and holding signs celebrating our country.  

As we walked the halls, each kindergarten class also sang a patriotic song: "You're A Grand Old Flag," "God Bless America," "America the Beautiful," or "God Bless the USA."  Students practiced the songs for weeks as they learned about the symbols in preparation for the parade.  It was such a success that this year, we wanted it to be even bigger.

Living in a town with a high military population, we invited any friends or family members of students who currently serve or have served in any branch of our US Armed Forces to march behind us in the parade.  JROTC students from Warner Robins High School raised our new flag as we all joined together to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sing the National Anthem. 

Coincidentally, the timing of the parade coincided with some practice for tomorrow's Thunder Over Georgia air show, so the kids saw a few tricks as the flag was being raised. 

We represented the Statue of Liberty and sang God Bless the USA ... if you've been hearing your child sing that song regularly at home, now you know why. ;)

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