Every Veteran’s Day, we send letters to a veteran to thank them for serving our country. This year, I would like to turn Veteran’s Day into a service project.
I learned about a program called Operation Gratitude. They collect candy, letters, and toiletries that they ship to the troops overseas. Here is a link to their blog: http://opgrat.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/halloween-candy-for-the-troops/
To tie in with our studies of Veteran’s Day in the next week, I am planning on doing the following:
- I am going to encourage the kids to bring in any Halloween candy they don’t want, and collect it in a box in the classroom. They can bring candy in until Monday, November 10.
- If you wish to donate toiletries (see blog for list), feel free to send those in as well.
- For writing, we will be writing to the soldiers to thank them for their service.
I want to teach the students not only about Veteran’s Day, but about doing things for other people to show we care about them and what they do for us.
I will be mailing out the candy and letters on Monday, November 10 right after school.
Thanks in advance for your help with our class project!