Memorial Day, Summer, and Heading to the Beach

Are you ready for the summer?  I am.  Here's a post about our favorite things about the summer beginning with Memorial Day and breathing the beach air.
I can't believe it's almost Memorial Day. From the time I was a little girl I remember going to the Memorial Day Parade in my hometown, Portsmouth, Virginia. It is the longest running parade in the US...or something like that. Memorial Day is also a special day in our family.  My husband, Bill, served in the Navy.  I am extremely proud of him and his service to our country.  I know that makes him a vet and we celebrate him on Veteran's Day, but we make sure to honor all those who have given the ultimate price for our country's freedom. One of the most powerful sayings is, "Freedom isn't Free." There are men and women who have paid an enormous price for my freedom. We teach about Memorial Day in our school because it can't just be about a day off...it must have meaning.

In honor of all servicemen and women who gave their lives for our freedom, enjoy this 4 square. It is an easy way to practice writing about such an important time, after you have had lessons whole group.
Are you ready for the summer?  I am.  Here's a post about our favorite things about the summer beginning with Memorial Day and breathing the beach air.

Summer

Memorial Day is the "official start of summer," even if some of us have a month of school to go.  Enjoy this Summer ABC chart great for end of the year writing topics.
Are you ready for the summer?  I am.  Here's a post about our favorite things about the summer beginning with Memorial Day and breathing the beach air.

Beaches

We spent a day this weekend at our happy place:  the beach. I'm not sure I could function if the beach wasn't close. Being at the beach allows me to breathe a little deeper and focus a little better. All is right with the world as I walk the beach and find sea glass. In honor of our special beach time, enjoy the beach student-selected 4 square.
Are you ready for the summer?  I am.  Here's a post about our favorite things about the summer beginning with Memorial Day and breathing the beach air.

I hope you each have a wonderful Memorial Day and honor our servicemen and women in your families and communities. I wish everyone could put their toes in the ocean...it's the best balm for anything that ails you!

If you would like my Memorial Day Special please leave a comment and click the link.  (There are even a few things in the packet I didn't mention.)

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