Patriotism-May

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

Perseverance

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Perseverance is this month’s superpower!

  • Perseverance is the courage it takes to continue trying despite previous failures.
  • Perseverance is the strength that gets you through times of trouble.
  • Perseverance is knowing that the road to success is paved with difficulty.
  • Perseverance is steady persistence in a course of action, especially in spite of discouragement.

Boy who harnessedthe windWe were inspired by William Kamkwamba’s story. When his village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food and school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps and became the local hero who harnessed the wind. Listen to the children’s books here – The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind