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ANZAC DAY 2014: JD – 7 & 8 year old students reflect through writing and creating

Understanding the meaning of ANZAC Day is important for my young learners. Our school has a special assembly which all students attend. Using picture story books is the way I build their understanding of this day. As Australia is a multi-cultural nation I prefer to recognise all soldiers who served for their countries.
This year I’ve read a number of books to my students with our main activity based on My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day by Catriona Hoy and Benjamin Johnson.
Each year I try to do something a little different. I love the simple illustrations in this book and use them to inspire a creative activity. My students wrote about ANZAC Day, with a number of examples posted below.

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My students are in the process of self -editing their writing.

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Lest we forget!

Cheers Nina

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