There are a lot of reasons I can say that, but I'm thinking about how well they responded to today's social studies lesson.
We watched a video salute to veterans, and read about how Veterans Day came to be. The video contained the words "Freedom isn't Free"
We had a great discussion on what it means to be a free country. They can be anything they want to be. I'm grateful that I live in a country that allows me to teach.
Then we came back to that phrase, "Freedom isn't Free". We had a nice chat about what it costs our soldiers who fight for our freedom that's even more valuable than money. They figured it out right away.
After a great discussion, I had a couple of fun activities for the children to work on that were related to Veterans Day. As they were working, I heard more of their great discussion. Many of the children were talking about how they wanted to serve in one of the armed services when they were older. (One little guy said he was going to be in all of them!)
I'm a real sap when it comes to patriotism, especially when it comes from the children! Check out this freebie I made to help the children keep track of the patriotic holidays