Thursday, 5 November 2015

How Our Communities Remember

In Grade Two this week, we have been talking about Remembrance Day and its symbols.  We decided to find ways that our communities have found to remember.  We took a walking field trip to the Reston Memorial Park to visit our community's cenotaph.

The students took along the Ipads to take pictures of what they saw and back at school we will study the pictures and learn about them. The back of the cenotaph is inscribed as below and the Grade Twos are busy finding out what these words refer to.

We also stopped in at the Reston Memorial Theatre and looked at the plaques that are hanging on the wall inside.  There are maps, medals and lists on names of those who served.  The outside sign has a picture of a soldier and now we understand why.

Some students in our class live in the Pipestone Community and they also have a cenotaph in their town.

Inside the hall at Sinclair are some other items that help us remember.  We would love to know more about the propeller pictured below.  Please email us at if you know its story.

We have been reading "In Flanders Fields" and the "Ode to Remembrance" together and are looking forward to our school's Remembrance Day Service on November 10th.  

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