Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentines Postcards for Veterans

In conjunction with Random Acts of Kindness Week, our first grade students wrote Valentines Postcards for our local Veterans.  The Austin VA Outpatient Clinic contacted our school asking for students to make Valentines for their patients.  The clinic is 184,000 square feet - the largest, free-standing VA outpatient clinic in the nation!  Although we couldn't arrange a visit to hand-deliver these unique messages, I know that our positive thoughts will bring a smile to their faces when they arrive.

We first talked about who Veterans are and I reminded students about our Veteran's Day Ceremony we had in the fall around the flagpole in front of our school.  Many students shared stories about their own family members serving in our nation's military.  We brainstormed which ideas would be nice to write in our postcards.  Students thought about what personal message they would like, then decorated the themed designs on the front to make them extra special.  I will be mailing their Valentines to arrive on time for Valentines Day on this Friday, February 14th.

Update: We received a nice thank you letter...

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