Patriotism – Character Education

Patriotism is the word of the month for our Character Education program. On May 17th we will come together as a school community and wear red, white and blue.

Patriotism is the quality of being supportive for one’s country. One way to show devotion to our country is to honor and respect the American flag. Pam Ryan’s The Flag We Love reminds us of our country’s ideals.

Ronald Reagan said, “If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen.” Another way to show your patriotism is to honor our service men and women. Vetiquette is a character education program that teaches children the importance of showing gratitude for our veterans and particularly for gold star families (families that have lost an immediate family member in service to our country). Here are additional biographies of some true American Heroes – Vetiquette 2019.

A Blue Star Family Member is someone who has an immediate family member serving now. (Immediate family member means a parent, child or sibling)

A Gold Star Family member is someone who had an immediate family member die while serving our country.


Celebrating holidays like Labor Day, Patriot Day, Independence Day and Flag Day are ways to show Patriotism. Memorial Day is this month and is an important holiday to show patriotism. Here’s more.

February 2019

February was full of excitement.

Valentine’s Day, Meals on Wheels Dental Care Bags, Rockland Read-In, No Trash Lunch Day, Magical Amaryllis Plants, Community Orchestra, Sharing Our Finished Writing Pieces with Peers

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January 2019

Here are a few highlights from January activities in room 407. We finalized our feature articles and began our literary essay unit. Testing soil conditions and trying out physical models of Tar Puls helped us act as geotechnical engineers to determine the best location for construction of this type of bridge in a community in Nepal. The same month that we were exploring the site for constructing a bridge, we witnessed the demolition of part of our own Tappan Zee Bridge. Quizlet Live is a favorite way of preparing for tests. Finally, we earned a Game Day, which helped strengthen our bonds with each other, too.

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