May’s Superpower is Patriotism

This month’s superpower is Patriotism.  The Poppy Lady by Barbara Walsh is our book of the month. It is About Moina Belle Michael who helped establish the red poppy as a symbol of remembrance for veterans. The following video is the the famous poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ by John McCrae written in May 1915. This video is in remembrance of all those who have lost their lives during war.

A Poppy is to Remember is another tribute to our American service men and women, as well as to those from other nations who have fought side by side with them to restore peace and freedom in troubled regions of the world. Even as they fought and died together, let us also remember them together.

As a tribute from you to all the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for freedom try these activities:

  1. Write a cinquain and post your poem to this post.
  2. Participate in this month’s challenge – THE POPPY CHALLENGE

Grandfather Tang

The tangram is a puzzle consisting of seven flat shapes, called tans, which are put together to form shapes. The objective of the puzzle is to form a specific shape (given only an outline or silhouette) using all seven pieces, which may not overlap. It is one of the most popular puzzles in the world. Tangrams are an excellent way to increase mental and visual skills. Using imagination, geometrical shapes, letters, numbers, figures, boats, animals and objects can bring great fun along with a challenge.

Now try these shapes…Four Piece Tangram Puzzles

60, 60, 60 and 1

Bestselling author Brad Meltzer wrote two books with:
60 heroes.
60 stories.
60 reminders that anything is possible.

Check out his #1 Hero – Video!

Who is your #1 hero that you would want your son/daughter to know about? Model your writing like Brad Meltzer. Use a title, subtitle, story and quote. Post to this blog, create a google doc and/or video.