In Australia we have just celebrated ANZAC Day and we know the US is soon to be celebrating Memorial Day. We remember all the of the brave soldiers who have and are fighting for our country.
My kids enjoyed reading the story 'My Grandad Marches on ANZAC Day', and watching a video showing pictures of soldiers in the uniforms from WW1 all the way up people marching in the ANZAC Parade today.
We talked about what a soldier does and qualities they possess. We all agreed the soldiers were very brave and helped to make Australia the best country in the world(in our opinion anyway!). Students were asked to write one thing to describe a soldier. (Template here)
We then made our own soldier to go with our writing. I created this simple soldier template for students to cut out and put together. They cut out the body, arms, legs and hat out in brown card and then they got to choose the colour face of their soldier.
We sponge painted the uniform with brown and green paint, and added wiggly eyes, a nose and mouth to the face. Then we added the Australian flag.
It is said ANZAC biscuits were sent by anxious wives and mothers to soldiers fighting in the war. We made our own ANZAC Day biscuits and they were very yummy!! This a link to the recipe we used.
'Remember keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan'
Top Teacher xx