Thursday, November 6, 2014

Treats for our troops

The first donation from room 101 arrived today!

The following is taken from Mr. Lyons blog:  Pine Glen is once again joining other Burlington schools in collecting wrapped Halloween Candy for our troops overseas.  Over the last few years we have been able to send over 6000lbs of candy to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Please join in again and donate some of your Halloween candy or pick up and an extra bag at the store and help us send a little Halloween cheer overseas!  Soldiers love getting cards and letters from kids back home.  If you would like to send a special message to a soldier overseas, please put your letter in the Orange Collection box along with your candy and we will make sure it gets to a soldier! 

We learn to write thank you notes as part of our writing program.
Our letters thanked veterans for being brave and keeping us safe.
We tied Veteran's Day into math and writing.  On Monday we compared the quantities of candy each student collected on Halloween.  We all agreed that everyone had lots of candy.  Mrs. Parnell shared information about the Treats for our Troops.  Some students have chosen to share of their candy with the soldiers.

On Wednesday we learned more about Veterans when we read our Let's Find Out magazine.  Then we practiced writing thank you notes.  The notes will be sent along with the candy donations.

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